Where Will Myanmar’s Energy Come From?

Myanmar’s high growth in electricity demand — rising by around 13 percent annually — is a challenge for the government. Demand is estimated to reach 4,500 MW by 2020 and 13,410 MW in 2030. Currently there is no plan to meet this high demand. High-level policy shifts and unclear policies within the cabinet and ministries […]

Standard Chartered Bank launches community programme in Myanmar

The Standard Chartered Bank says it will invest in a community programme in Myanmar aimed at strengthening the Southeast Asian country’s capacity for social development and employment. The bank will work with international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to implement the programme with an emphasis on education and health. “In addition to what we are […]