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Next bidding round for Oil & Gas blocks expected in January, retired official Says

Myanmar is expected to call the next bidding round in January 2020 after passing the draft oil and gas law, said a retired senior official. Having planned to start the process in the first half of 2019, the government has delayed the international bidding round in order to get the new bill in place. “We […]

South Korean firm ink agreement on Dala Bridge

The Yangon regional government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Myanmar Wooree Co, a South Korean firm, to establish an industrial project on July 11. The regional government plans to construct this industrial project on the western side of Yangon River and will plan to connect that with the proposed Dala Bridge, located in […]

Clashing with the law, SEZ body to resurrect Dawei megaproject

Myanmar’s SEZ working body announced that the long-suspended Dawei SEZ project will be resurrected this October, in a move which is set to clash with the Environmental Conservation Law because there is no known site-wide environment assessment conducted or approved. U Than Myint, chair of the SEZ Central Working Body, said during a meeting with […]

Petition calls on Yangon government to control factories disposing of waste water

A petition will reportedly be sent to the Yangon Region government on February 16 for supervising the factories in Yangon disposing of waste water recklessly and a distillery in Shwepyitha Township Industrial Zone (1). “There have been about 1,000 signatures. The main problem is that Shwepyitha distillery does not follow the rules prescribed by the […]

Yangon factories told to treat water or else

The government warned factories to treat their wastewater properly before disposing it into rivers or face penalties, including closure of their facilities. In Yangon Region’s 24 industrial zones alone, there are 3474 factories but only 188 have proper wastewater treatment facility, said U Saw Win Maung, deputy head of Pollution Control and Cleaning Department (PCCD) […]

China faces tougher laws in Myanmar

In the wake of the controversial Myitsone dam, Aung San Suu Kyi is demanding more from investors involved in high risk projects, reports Vicky Bowman A new government took power in Myanmar on March 31, 2016, led in practice, if not on paper, by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.  Governments and businesses around the world are keenly […]

Implementation Mingwa hydropower plant project signed

A contract signing ceremony concerning the implementation of the Maingwa hydropower plant in Mongla, Shan State (East) was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The Ministry of Electric Power and Shan State East Development Company Limited inked the deal to implement the project for electricity generation of 66 magawatts under the Built, Operate, Transfer (BOT) […]