Thailand Proposes Investment in Solar Power Sector

An unnamed Thai company proposed to make investments in a solar power station in Magway Region, said Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) Deputy Director General Than Aung Kyaw on October 31. “They proposed to build a 150-megawatt solar power station in Minbu. We will allow it after examining their proposal. The proposal is being examined now” […]

Four Ministries clarify undertakings in the first 100 days

Four ministries clarified their undertakings in the first 100 days of the new government to reporters in Nay Pyi Taw. The press conference was held at the Ministry of Information yesterday. Regarding the achievements of the Ministry of Information, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said the ministry conducted training and workshops for the […]

US engineering firm returns to Myanmar

Black & Veatch was recently appointed by Green Earth Power (Thailand) to provide design and consultancy services for a solar power project in Myanmar, the first after the company opened an office in the country. The contract marked the return of the US firm to the country. It has a history of working in Myanmar […]

Ongoing housing developments fall short of local demand

Housing projects currently in progress in Myanmar can barely fulfill people’s need for shelter, according to the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development. “Right now, public need differs from region to region. Few are working to fill these needs,” said Nay Min Htet, deputy director of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development […]

Myanmar, Thailand to generate electricity through solar power

The Myanmar electric power authorities will initiate a project to generate electricity through solar power in cooperation with a Thai company in a bid to meet the growing demand of electricity in the country in addition to sources obtained through hydro, gas and coal power, official media reported Monday. Under a memorandum of understanding signed […]

Myanmar sees encouraging foreign engagement in agricultural sector

Myanmar has seen some encouraging foreign engagement in the development of its agricultural sector, in which foreign investment accounts for only 0.43 percent of the total. The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) recently granted 300,000 U.S. dollars’ aid to Myanmar to carry out project for agricultural development. The 18-month project from October 2013 to […]

Local investment in Myanmar has risen 110 billion Kyats (US$114 million) to 3 trillion Kyats (US$3.2 billion) in July, according to the Ministry of Commerce

Over 101 billion Kyats –  91 percent of the investments made by local businesses last month – was added to the manufacturing sector. Total local investments in manufacturing reached 801 billion Kyats ($827 million) by the end of July. Local businessmen invested in new rice factories, sugar plants and manufacturing various construction materials in July. They […]

Download Myanmar map to your smart phone

Get the latest Myanmar (Burma) Map on your laptop, iPad, iPhone and Android. The image below is a thumbnail of the actual map. To download an optimized high-res map of Myanmar click on the image below and download the actual map. Take note that the file size of the actual map is 1.3 MB. However […]