Infrastructure, safety standards needed for LPG industry to take off

The government is now more than half way through its term and time is running out for it to make good on its promise to double Myanmar’s supply of electricity within the next two years. But the government is not without backup plans to help it achieve its goals, one of which is replacing the […]

Govt risks derailing economy despite legislative reforms

Candid comments from businesses expose this govt’s leadership and policy void in managing the economy, with no vision and little action. As the administration concludes its second year, it has yet to deliver. BUSINESS leaders, in rare candour, have expressed strong reservations and wide-ranging criticism over the current government’s approach to the economy as it […]

Parami Energy Readies Imported LPG for Sale as Demand Rises

The government is aiming to replace the use of electricity with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a fuel for household cooking. If widely used, LPG can reduce the use of firewood as well as electricity when cooking, which will help to conserve power as well as the environment. Last year, the Ministry of Electricity and […]

India Exports Diesel to Myanmar; Aims for Stronger Trade to Contain China

India has been bidding to strengthen socio-economic ties with Myanmar as part of its ‘Act East’ policy but its latest overtures are being viewed as tactics largely aimed at containing Chinese influence. NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — India has dispatched the first consignment of diesel to Myanmar ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day official visit […]

Numaligarh Refinery becomes Myanmar’s sixth fuel retailer

Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), in joint venture with Parami Energy Group, has entered the fuel retailing business in Myanmar. NRL, a subsidiary of BPCL, becomes the sixth fuel retailer in Myanmar, which includes Shell, Total and a clutch of companies from Vietnam and Thailand. Two road tankers, carrying approximately 4,000 gallons of fuel each, will […]

Myanmar urged to focus on human resources

Myanmar’s public and private sectors have been urged to put greater focus on the quality of university and vocational education to address the acute shortage of qualified workers faced by both local and foreign companies. At a seminar on human resources last week, Oliver Massmann, general director of law firm Duane Morris Vietnam, said Myanmar’s […]

Myanmar oil and gas: optimism amid oversupplies and low prices

Despite growing calls for amending their production-sharing contracts in light of plunging oil prices, oil and gas companies operating in Myanmar are still optimistic, as gas was recently discovered in Block A-6. Xavier Preel, general manager of Total E&P Myanmar – one of the three operators of the block – said yesterday that it is […]

Myanmar expects a more vibrant post-election economy

Foreign investors are being wooed to invest more in Myanmar to take advantage of the country’s Asean membership and geographic location, which should enhance its attractiveness after the election in November. “By the end of this year, the Asean Economic Community will be launched. That means our market will be tenfold bigger. We are also […]

Kyaukphyu bidders come from China

The ongoing tender to build portions of Kyaukphyu special economic zone has attracted interest almost entirely from Chinese firms. Of the total 12 companies that have so far entered bids, 11 are from mainland China and the other one is a local company, according to a businessperson close to the situation. The Bid Evaluation and […]