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Shan Coal Power Plant to Run Health Tests

Tikyit coal-fired power plant in southern Shan State will be tested for one year and if the results point to serious consequences, it will be stopped, says Swe Thein, Shan State’s minister for electric power, energy and industry. Wuxi Huaguang Electric Power Engineering Co Ltd hired the plant from the ministry on a 22-year lease. […]

Sailors Protest Against Marine Administration Department

About 100 sailors staged a protest yesterday against the Department of Marine Administration (DMA) in front of city hall in Yangon for failure to adequately respond to their requests, they claimed. The DMA was accused by protestors of siding with companies. “We are protesting against the department because they never solve our problems and sided […]

Residents Fear Restart of Coal Power Plant

A coal-fired power plant in southern Shan State that was shut down two years ago due to residents’ complaints may be reopening, despite the opposition of the local community, villagers say. They are already accusing local officials of breaking their promises. Test operations at the plant, in Tigyit village, Pinlaung township, were carried out on […]

Myanmar Investment Commission Allows 14 Foreign Firms to Invest US$ 278 Million In Myanmar

THE Myanmar Investment Commission decided to permit 14 foreign companies to invest US$ 278.958 million during its meetings on 23 September. The firms include 13 manufacturing firms and one transportation company. Their ventures will create 8,895 job opportunities, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Registration. In addition, the commission permitted the investment of […]