Off-Grid Solar to Help Myanmar Bring Electricity to All By 2030

​​ Four feet in length, of aggressive disposition, and deadly poisonous: you don’t want to stand on a Russell’s viper in the dark. Especially if there’s no antivenom for miles around. Yet that’s the daily predicament facing millions of villagers in Myanmar, where snakebites cause about 500 deaths every year. In Yin Ma Chaung, a rural […]

Foreign fertiliser factory deal signed

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Japan-based Mitsui says it will invest 1.2 billion yen (US$10.50 million) to build a fertiliser plant in Thilawa Special Economic Zone in cooperation with Singapore’s Behn Meyer and the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO). Mitsui & Co Ltd entered into an agreement with Behn Meyer to form a […]

MAPCO, Behn Meyer & Mitsui signed Foreign fertiliser factory deal

Japan-based Mitsui says it will invest 1.2 billion yen (US$10.50 million) to build a fertiliser plant in Thilawa Special Economic Zone in cooperation with Singapore’s Behn Meyer and the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO). Mitsui & Co Ltd entered into an agreement with Behn Meyer to form a joint-venture company, BMM Venture, registered in Singapore. […]

Shell offshore survey to begin next month

The Anglo-Dutch firm and its Japanese partner Mitsui Oil Exploration signed production sharing contracts with Myanmar in February for blocks AD-9 and AD-11 in the Rakhine basin, and MD-5 in Tanintharyi basin. The firms won the blocks as part of the 2013 offshore bidding round, which saw 20 blocks won by several international companies. Graeme […]

Mitsui buys into Thaketa plant with MAXpower deal

Mitsui, the largest Japanese investor in Myanmar, has purchased 44 percent of Myanmar Power Pte Limited from Singapore-registered MAXpower Group for an undisclosed sum. Myanmar Power runs the Thaketa gas-fired project near Yangon, which has been operational since August 2013 partly to provide electricity to Thilawa Special Economic Zone. “Sealing a new strategic partnership with […]