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VPower group wins Myanmar’s emergency power tender

Hong Kong-listed VPower Group said its consortium with Myanmar’s Zeya & Associates had been provisionally awarded four of the five emergency power projects tendered by the energy ministry in June. The consortium said it won three projects that would use imported liquefied natural gas in Rakhine’s Kyaukphyu, Yangon’s Thanlyin and Thaketa, totalling 900 megawatts. It […]

Two Myanmar electricity ministry officials arrested for corruption

Two directors of the Hydropower Implementation Department under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy were arrested in Naypyitaw for abuse of power and accepting bribes from tender bidders relating to the design and construction of hydropower projects on the Myitnge River in Mandalay Region. Myanmar’s Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) announced on Thursday it had opened […]

Myanmar green energy sector faces hurdles

YANGON – Myanmar’s goal of achieving a 100 per cent electrification rate by 2030, with 20 per cent of energy from renewable sources, is achievable but several hurdles need to be tackled first, energy experts have said. At the Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2016 last week, panellists agreed that hydroelectricity, plus wind and solar energy, […]