Myanmar Emerging as Key Component in China’s Belt Road Initiative

A recent public speaking trip through Asia discussing the ongoing developments within the China Belt Road Initiative (BRI) exposed a number interesting themes, one of which is the increasing influence Myanmar is having on China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Most discussion within the maritime, oil & gas and rail sectors focused on the growing improvements […]

Can LNG fill Myanmar’s power gap?

As such, the government has identified electricity as its top priority. Under the Myanmar National Electrification Plan (NEP), it aims to achieve 100 percent electrification by 2030. This will involve achieving a total of 24,000 MW of electricity generating capacity, which, in turn, requires vast infrastructure investments in power sector. That’s because the 24,000 MW […]

Numaligarh Refinery becomes Myanmar’s sixth fuel retailer

Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), in joint venture with Parami Energy Group, has entered the fuel retailing business in Myanmar. NRL, a subsidiary of BPCL, becomes the sixth fuel retailer in Myanmar, which includes Shell, Total and a clutch of companies from Vietnam and Thailand. Two road tankers, carrying approximately 4,000 gallons of fuel each, will […]

Offshore Opportunities Emerge in Wake of Gas Discoveries

Promising opportunities are emerging for Myanmar’s oil and gas service providers. Leonard Oh, executive chair of Myanmar Offshore Supply Base, discusses his company’s plan. Last week, gas was discovered at Block A-6, off the coast of Southern Rakhine, at water depths of up to 4,570 meters. It was the deepest gas well ever drilled in […]

More FDI essential for substantial increase in garment exports

The study called for an expansion of training in the garments sector to tackle shortages of high-level skill as well as complementary reforms in finance and trade policy. The briefing paper Foreign direct investment and economic transformation in Myanmar, written by Stephen Gelb, was published in June 2017 by Supporting Economic Transformation (SET). Funded by […]

Rakhine to Get Country’s Second Offshore Oil-Supply Base

The country’s second offshore base for the supply of oil and gas will be implemented on Maday Island in Rakhine State, with private investment worth 130.8 trillion kyats, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). Myanmar Chemical & Machinery Co Ltd has been given the green light to invest in the project, which is to […]

MOSB – the first foreign company to build an oil and gas supply base

MOSB Limited (MOSB), has received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) on 11July, 2017 to build and operate a supply base in Mon State, with the endorsement from the Ministry of Energy. The establishment of a supply base will support the fast-growing oil and gas industry in Myanmar and provide necessary infrastructure, health, education […]

PTTEP Plans New Asia Investment

Thailand’s largest oil and gas explorer PTT Exploration and Production Pcl (PT­TEP) is planning new in­vestments or an extension of its operations in fields in Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar, it said last Tuesday. In Thailand, state-owned PTTEP would bid to extend its concession to operate the Bangkok gas field beyond the exist­ing expiry date of […]

Economic opportunities in Rakhine State

Rakhine State is rich in natural resources. It has many rivers, lakes, ponds and is connected to the ocean. Good ports exist and as improvement to road links are being made, trade, local and foreign investments are increasing. The government is emphasizing on investment and trade in order to increase production in agriculture products as […]

Australian firms urged to invest in Myanmar

Nick Cumpston, counsellor at the Australian Embassy, said in an exclusive interview that the Australian government would encourage its businesses to seize enormous opportunities in the emerging market, thanks to Myanmar’s potential for faster growth in the near future. According to Cumpston, Australian firms’ interest in Myanmar has been on the rise, driven by the […]