Coal power central to gov’t energy plans

Myanmar’s energy sector will require investment of between US$30 billion and $40 billion over the next 15 to 20 years, and should focus on coal power, according to the government’s Energy Master Plan, published last month. Domestic energy consumption is forecast to almost double to 21.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) in 2030 from […]

MOEP Eyes to Provide Electricity to 230,000 More Households by 2017

The Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) said it will provide electricity to roughly 230,000 more households in the country by 2017. “We are implementing this according to National Electrification Plan. The goal for each year is stated in the plan and we are trying to follow through,” U Aung Ko Ko, director from the Ministry […]

2017 EITI Report Aims for Full Membership

Myanmar submitted its first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report at the beginning of January which included reports on the oil and gas, jade, gems and mineral sectors. Hydropower sector will be included in the 2017 EITI Report, according to Myanmar EITI. Myanmar currently stands as a ‘candidate country’ within International EITI and Myanmar’s inclusion […]

Laos to export electricity to Myanmar, more for Vietnam

VIENTIANE – Myanmar hopes to import electricity from Laos at an installed capacity of about 300 megawatts (MW) in the near future while the exports to Vietnam may be increased in the next few months. “The Myanmar government proposed this project to Laos about two months ago,” Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Viraphonh Viravong […]

BLP to open in Myanmar with ex-Bakers Yangon MP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is set to open an office in Myanmar after hiring Chris Hughes, formerly the managing partner of the Baker & McKenzie office there. Hughes, who will head the Myanmar office for BLP, stepped down from his previous role in late August. An emerging markets transactional specialist, he worked on finance deals, […] secures more foreign investment into Myanmar’s fast emerging Tech Sector. is proud to announce their recent win in securing new foreign investment from serial Entrepreneur and investor: Justin Sway, to support and grow their online business in Myanmar., is an online Real Estate Industry website and was the first online property website in Myanmar. The website was founded in 2011 and is now […]

Toyo-Thai to Invest $2.8 Billion for Myanmar Power Plant

Toyo-Thai Corporation Public Company Limited (TTCL) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Department of Hydropower Planning under the Ministry of Electric Power to build and operate a 1,280 megawatt power plant. The construction contract for the coal-fired plant at Ye township in Mon state is worth an estimated $2.3 billion, while […]

Thailand’s Ch. Karnchang eyes Myanmar

SET-listed Ch. Karnchang Plc (CK), Thailand’s second-largest construction firm, is studying infrastructure development opportunities in Myanmar, particularly electricity, dam and highway projects. Vorapote Uchupaiboonvong, executive vice-president for accounting and finance, said CK’s main infrastructure investments in Myanmar would focus on Greater Yangon, but a feasibility study for investment remained incomplete. “There are many opportunities in […]

ABB & Pact To Bring Solar Power To Rural Myanmar

A project engaging women to run solar battery charging stations could help provide reliable electricity to rural villages in Myanmar. The power and automation technology group ABB will partner with Pact Myanmar to bring electricity in the form of solar power to approximately 3,500 individuals from villages in rural areas of Mandalay, Central Myanmar. With […]

VPower Begins Delivering Power to National Grid

Hong Kong-based power solutions provider VPower said it has kicked off its latest gas-fired power plant near the special economic zone of Kyaukphyu. VPower Group entered into an agreement with the state-owned Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) in January to build and operate a fleet of gas-fired power plants in Rakhine state. The interim plant […]