Power sector: Lofty goals, missed targets

The power sector in Myanmar over the past five years has been characterized by ambitious plans and unrealized targets. While a few power projects have been completed during the outgoing government’s term, others were suspended or cancelled and dozens more remain in limbo. Myanmar remains one of the least-powered countries in Southeast Asia. Just over […]

First coal project in Yangon cancelled as MoU expires

The 279-megawatt-capacity coal-fired plant was to be developed in Htantabin township by Huaneng Lancang from China and Htoo Group of Companies from Myanmar. “We have been officially informed by the companies that they cannot proceed with the project because of port problems,” said U Aye San, director general of the Department of Hydro Power Implementation. […]