US has opportunity to solve Myanmar’s energy dilemma

Unable to meet soaring domestic demand for energy, Myanmar’s government is said to have entered preliminary discussions over a deal to buy electricity from China. At the beginning of this month, sources close to the talks told Reuters that three state-owned Chinese companies had submitted proposals outlining how they could help Myanmar fill its widening […]

MIC branches to be opened in Chin and Rakhine states

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) branch offices will be opened in Chin and Rakhine states in October, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday. The MIC branch offices will be opened in every township in FY2017-2018. According to the MIC new law, the MIC commission branch offices have been granted to open in every […]

Climate change affected soybean farmers get new seeds, technology

SHWE PAHTOE VILLAGE, Shan State — Hla Min had been successfully farming soybean since 1994 on the hillsides of Shwe Pahtoe (South), an ethnic Danu village in Pindaya Township, southern Shan State, when around 2008 his harvests began to fall. As rains became increasingly erratic due to a changing climate his crop suffered. Sometimes rains […]

Myanmar Won’t Export New Gas Finds Until Domestic Needs Met, Says Official

New discoveries of natural gas or oil will not be exported until Myanmar’s own domestic demand is satisfied, a senior planner in the Ministry of Energy has disclosed. Confirmation of the decision comes as the ministry is set to name this month the winners of a major international auction for 30 offshore exploration licenses in […]