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Confusion arises on settlement of gas debts in Tanintharyi region

Global Grand Services Co Ltd (GGS), which distributes electricity produced from natural gas in Tanintharyi Region, owes billions of kyat to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE), an official of the ministry has told The Myanmar Times. Some two million cubic feet (56,600 cubic metres) of natural gas is provided daily to GGS with […]

Two casinos in Taninthariyi under government scrutiny

Two casino resorts in Tanintharyi Region’s southernmost Kawthoung township are on a regional government watch list, the chief minister told The Myanmar Times during an interview in Dawei last month. Grand Andaman Resort, located on the 1800-acre Thahtay Island, and Victoria Entertainment Resort on Treasure Island are both marketed at Thai patrons, who are legally banned […]

The fight for resources in Myanmar’s deep south

Tanintharyi Region, the southern tip of Myanmar, abounds with natural resources and the problems associated with them. Residents in the isolated region face over-mining by foreign companies, the proposed development of a deep-sea port, an oil refinery and a special economic zone, mechanised farming of rubber and palm oil, an illegal trade in timber, overfishing, […]

Doubts raised over Chinese oil refinery plan

A Chinese-led US$3 billion plan to build Myanmar’s largest oil refinery near the southern city of Dawei has raised questions about China’s strategic intentions in launching apparently commercially unviable projects, while local groups have already signalled their opposition. Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co, a Chinese state-controlled commodity trader, said the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) had signed its […]