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 […]