Residents stage protest against coal-fired power plant built in MCL Cement Plant

Malamyine residents have staged a protest against the coal-fired power plant at MCL Cement Plant in Kyaikmayaw, Mon State, which may also have been constructed without permission. Aung Kyaw Thu, Chairman of Finance, Planning and Economic Affairs Assessment and Scrutiny Committee of Mon State Parliament, said: “Our committee raised a question to the Ministry of […]

Mawlamyine plant may not have proper power plant permission

Myanmar: A controversial 0.5Mt/yr cement plant in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township has apparently not sought permission from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in order to generate power, according to the ministry itself. This has rekindled demands from local residents that the plant cease production. The US$400m plant, run by Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), is […]

Local call on MIC to halt ANNDIN coal-fired project

Locals from the Parlain Region of Ye Township in Mon State urged the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) to halt the Toyo Thai Corp. coal-fired power project planned for near Anndin Village in Ye Township. The request was made in a petition and letter handed in at the MIC offices by Parlain locals on 24 August. […]