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Parliament passes gemstone bill amid criticism

Myanmar’s parliament has passed a controversial bill governing the gemstone sector, paving the way to restart the licensing of mining companies after a two-year moratorium. Upon taking office in 2016, the National League for Democracy-led administration suspended issuing new or extension of existing gemstone licences pending a governance review intended to clean up the sector. […]

Ministry of electricity and energy, electricity supply enterprise, Expressions of Interest, EOI, Consulting Services, Submission Date: 27 September 2018.

Date 7th September 2018 Project No. 50020-002 Project Title Myanmar: Power Network Development Project Title of Assignment Project Implementation Consultant (PIC)    (Distribution Component) Deadline for Submission of EOI [27th September 2018 , 14:00 hr] 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has applied for financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the […]

Ministry of electricity and energy, department of power transmission and System control, Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) – Consulting Services, Submission Deadline: 27 September 2018.

Date 7th September 2018 Project No. 50020-002 Project Title Myanmar: Power Network Development Project Title of Assignment Project Implementation Consultant (PIC)          -Transmission Component Deadline for Submission of EOI 27th September 2018, 14:00 hr 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has applied for financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]

Myanmar’s food sector being transformed by investment in production and sustainability measures

A cleaner production and higher sustainability project for Myanmar’s food and beverage industry is bringing much needed transformation. Tha Bar Wa, a four-year project, it is being implemented by the World Wid Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with the Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC). […]

Mon State chief minister tells rubber factories to submit environmental management plans

As Mon State looks to capitalize on the global rubber trade and expand its export-quality products, the state’s chief minister has pledged to tighten oversight and is calling on factories to submit their environmental management plans by the end of the month. According to Mon State’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the state has […]

Electricity Master Plan Hopes to Solve Myanmar’s Electricity Woes

Deputy Union Minister for Electric Power U Maw Tar Htwe said Myanmar plans to increase the country’s electricity reserves by 30 percent to combat nationwide power shortages. Myanmar’s annual electricity consumption rate is expected to increase 13 percent per year, currently totaling 4,362 megawatts (MW). The government’s Electricity Master Plan (EMP) aims to produce 23,594MW […]