Myanmar’s first cable car on track to open in December

Construction of the Kyaikhteeyoe cable car project, the first such service in Myanmar, connecting Yathaetaung and Kyaikhteeyoe hill in Kyaikhto, Mon State, is 90 per cent finished and is planned to open in the first week of December, according to the project officer. “It is nearly completed. We are now doing the finishing touches to […]

Mon State chief minister tells rubber factories to submit environmental management plans

As Mon State looks to capitalize on the global rubber trade and expand its export-quality products, the state’s chief minister has pledged to tighten oversight and is calling on factories to submit their environmental management plans by the end of the month. According to Mon State’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the state has […]

Three gas turbine power plants expect to generate sufficient electricity supply next year

Three new natural gas-fired power plants with the capacity to generate more than 450 megawatts of power are expected to go live before the coming summer season. That should satisfy the energy demands of the country for 2018, said U Khin Maung Lay, deputy managing director of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy’s (MOEE) Electric […]

Hantharwaddy airport priority for govt

THE planned Hantharwaddy International Airport is the only priority in the area of aviation under the National League for Democracy-led government, said U Win Khant, permanent secretary of Ministry of Transport and Communications. He made his comments in relation to the government’s Transport Master Plan during the sideline interview with The Myanmar Times at Myanmar […]

Yangon government reviews cinema rental fee

Yangon Region government is reviewing the rental fee for state owned and private cinemas, Minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo for Karen Affairs said Tuesday at Yangon Region Parliament session. MP U Kyaw Zay Ya from Dagon Township asked the parliament when the regional government started renting out cinemas and stalls in Yangon Region and […]

Residents stage protest against coal-fired power plant built in MCL Cement Plant

Malamyine residents have staged a protest against the coal-fired power plant at MCL Cement Plant in Kyaikmayaw, Mon State, which may also have been constructed without permission. Aung Kyaw Thu, Chairman of Finance, Planning and Economic Affairs Assessment and Scrutiny Committee of Mon State Parliament, said: “Our committee raised a question to the Ministry of […]

Offshore Opportunities Emerge in Wake of Gas Discoveries

Promising opportunities are emerging for Myanmar’s oil and gas service providers. Leonard Oh, executive chair of Myanmar Offshore Supply Base, discusses his company’s plan. Last week, gas was discovered at Block A-6, off the coast of Southern Rakhine, at water depths of up to 4,570 meters. It was the deepest gas well ever drilled in […]

MIC Approves Another Offshore Oil and Gas Supply Base

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has approved an application to build an offshore supply base on Made Island, in Kaukphyu, Rakhine State, by the Myanmar Chemical & Machinery Company, according to an official MIC statement. The base will be developed on 146.7 acres of land in the Made village. The approval was granted after gas […]

Mon State Missing Out on Rubber Profits

MAWLAMYINE, Mon State — Mon State rubber, which accounts for nearly half of Myanmar’s production of rubber, loses hundreds of millions of kyats in rubber exports because it is unable to produce high-grade rubber and relies solely on the Chinese market for exports, according to Mon State minister for agriculture, livestock, transportation and communications U […]

France’s TOTAL Company Suggests Local Fuel Dealing to MIC

DENKO fuel station being opened in Mawlamyaing Township, Mon State (Photo-DENKO Facebook) France-based Total Company has proposed a local fuel deal in cooperation with the Denko Trading Co. Ltd., to Myanmar Investment Committee (MIC). They have requested approval from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, according to Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA). “Currently, […]