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Magwe Region to refine crude oil into gasoline

Magwe Region will soon be refining crude oil produced from its hand-dug wells into gasoline, with certain details such as water allocation to be settled before refining can commence. Magwe’s Minister of Natural Resources, Environment, Electricity and Energy U MyintZaw said arrangements were being made, including giving permission to three companies – Power 95, Myanma […]

New fuel storage farm opens in Mandalay

A tank facility capable of storing nine million litres of fuel has been officially opened in Mandalay Region. The tank farm, part of a port project where fuel is loaded and unloaded, was officially opened on Sunday. It is located at the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and Duhtawady rivers in Amarapura township, Mandalay Region. “Fifty-one […]

Invitation for Bids, National Electrification Project, Deadline: 10th July, 2019.

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE IDA Credit No.:_5727-MM Date: 27th May 2019 Contract Title: Concrete Poles for National Electrification Project (Phase 2) Reference No. : MOEE-NEP-P2/C1-G2/19 The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the […]

Minbu solar plant to supply 40MW power to national grid

The solar power plant located on Minbu-An Road in Minbu Town of Magway Region will begin supplying 40MW of power to the national grid in July, according to Magway Region authorities. Initially, the power plant will supply 20MW of power to the national grid in May. In the second stage from July, it will provide […]

Myanmar to call international tender for power delivery

Myanmar will hold an international tender for gas to be delivered to the country via floating power plant to generate the electricity required to meet rising demand in Yangon by summer 2020, a senior official from the Ministry of Energy and Electricity (MOEE) told The Myanmar Times. “We will invite an international tender. We will […]

Parliament approves US$749m Japan loan for Yangon, Mandalay

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) has approved a ¥82.27 billion (US$748.5 million) loan for urban development projects in Yangon and Mandalay. The loan would finance sewage pipe system development in Yangon, as well as electricity distribution in Yangon and Mandalay, among others, according to U Maung Maung Win, deputy minister of Planning and […]

Myanmar to borrow more than 1.4 billion baht for more electricity

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved the borrowing of 1.4 billion baht from Thailand’s Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) to supply more electricity in Yangon Region. With this loan, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy will make sure that Yangon’s power distribution system is improved and the frequency of power shortages reduced, said deputy […]

Parliament Approves $40M French Loan to Upgrade Hydropower Plants

YANGON—The Union Parliament approved on Thursday a €35.7-million (US$40 million or 60-billion kyats) loan from Agence Française de Développement (or the French Development Agency) to be used for major upgrades to five hydropower plants in four regions as Myanmar experiences country-wide waves of regular power cuts. Of the 606 lawmakers in attendance, 546 voted in […]

Gov’t to Buy Electricity from China to Cover Shortfall

YANGON—The Myanmar government plans to buy 1,000 MW of electricity from a Chinese state-owned enterprise to meet an expected electricity shortage over the next two years. Myanmar, which already has Southeast Asia’s lowest rate of access to electricity, has recently been plagued by regular power blackouts due to water shortages at hydropower plants following severe […]

Rolling blackout to continue until end of May: minister

The frequent power outages happening across Myanmar currently are due to electricity load reduction and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy says this will continue until the end of May. All parts of Myanmar, including Yangon Regions which utilises up 50 percent of all electricity produced in the country, will experience the outages. The rolling […]