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The rush job: Myanmar’s ‘impossible’ emergency power tender

A consortium in the running for a tender aimed at avoiding power shortages next hot season seems unfazed by the tight deadlines and viability concerns that deterred many foreign bidders. It’s being called the “impossible” tender – and it’s worth upwards of a billion dollars. In late June, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy’s Electric […]

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 energy analysts alarmed at floating power plant plans for Yangon

Industry experts have criticized the Ministry of Electricity and Energy’s plan to produce electricity with gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) via a floating power plant to meet the rising demand in Yangon by mid-2020. The ministry invited international bids in June for the 1,040-megawatt (MW) project. U Aye Kyaw Kyaw, secretary of Yangon Region’s […]

Yangon to make efforts to open new CNG fuelling station

A submission for the government to acquire land for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Yangon Region will be submitted in the coming budget year, said Yangon Region Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry and Energy U Han Tun during the sitting of the Regional Hluttaw (assembly) on Thursday. The submission will also […]

Unhappily ever after: Myanmar’s power meter racket

The company at the centre of corruption allegations against the Ministry of Electricity and Energy has a controversial past and, potentially, a bright future. Electricity meters: it’s a good business – if you can get it. For decades this market, worth tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars, was closed to competition. Under the […]

Invitation for Bids – ACSR Conductor for National Electrification Project, Deadline: 1st November, 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE INVITATION FOR BIDS IDA Credit No.:_5727-MM Date: 17th September, 2019 Contract Title: ACSR Conductor for National Electrification Project Reference No. : MOEE-NEP-P2/C1-G4/19 The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of […]

Invitation for Bids – Concrete Poles for National Electrification Project, Deadline: 30th October, 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT INVITATION FOR BIDS SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE IDA Credit No.:_5727-MM Date: 16th September 2019 Contract Title: Concrete Poles for National Electrification Project Reference No. ICB: MOEE-NEP-P2/C1-G8/19 The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of […]

Myanmar continues coal-plant plans

Coal-fired plants will continue to be in use despite objections by different groups on grounds of health and environmental pollution, Ministry of Electricity and Energy deputy minister U Tun Naing said. He told the Amyotha Hluttaw, the upper house of Myanmar’s national bicameral legislature, that the government intended to go ahead with the construction of […]

Invitation for Bid, National Electrification Project, Deadline: 26th September, 2019

MINISTRY OF ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE Invitation for Bids IDA Credit No.:_5727-MM Date: 14th August 2019 Contract Title: Steel Parts for 11kV Distribution Line and Transformer Station for National Electrification Project Reference No. : MOEE-NEP-P2/C1-G7/19 The Ministry of Electricity and […]

Foreigners welcome to set up retail-petroleum business

Foreign oil and gas companies with retail operations can apply to set up their businesses in Myanmar, a senior official with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) told The Myanmar Times. While Myanmar remains the only member of Asean that does not allow 100 percent ownership in retail petroleum operations, it has allowed foreign […]