Elite Company joins LPG race

Elite Company has been granted permission to distribute Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Myanmar, director of State-owned Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE) U Aung Myint told The Myanmar Times after a press conference on October 12. LPG is a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a substitute for electricity in cooking. Elite Company will start […]

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” […]

MPE opens more tenders

Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE) has invited local and foreign companies to submit proposals for a further slate of joint ventures, according to an announcement on May 25. The first tender invites private companies to build a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) terminal and supply chain for the LPG business. Interested investors should submit letters of expression […]

Mitsubishi, Hitachi to invest $20m in domestic train network

Riding on Myanmar’s antiquated railway network is not an experience for the impatient or infirm. American travel writer Paul Theroux, in The Great Railway Bazaar, quotes a policeman on the Yangon-Mandalay line as it breaks down for the fourth time. “It is a slow train,” he says. “Dirty and old – old coaches, old engines.” […]

Raining beer in Myanmar!

A Myanmar travel group is offering free beer if it rains during their tour package from now till 30 September 2013. Khiri Travel Myanmar will give guests on upcountry trips in Myanmar free beer on each day that it rains for more than 10 minutes during the day. This offer is valid from now until […]