Two Chinese firms conduct feasibility studies for Dawei SEZ refinery

Yunnan Indo-Pacific Group and CNPC East China Design Institute will conduct the feasibility studies in cooperation with local company Myanmar Chemical and Machinery Co. Ltd (MCM). MCM last month asked for permission from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) to conduct the study for the refinery, which will have the capacity to process 8 […]

Power shortages hold Myanmar back

The recent protests in Yangon against a hike in electricity charges have shed some light on Myanmar’s serious power crisis. In the past three years Myanmar has witnessed the suspension of the Chinese-invested Myitsone dam project, mass demonstrations against blackouts in big cities like Yangon and Mandalay, and protests against the rate rise. Electricity is […]

Thailand: Pongsak’s mission to revive Dawei hopes

The government has named a special task force headed by Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal in its latest move to kick-start the massive Dawei project in eastern Myanmar. Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan said Mr Pongsak will lead a team to Myanmar today together with officials from the Finance and Interior Ministries and […]