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Myanmar Military-Backed Firm Rejects Minister’s Account of Power Meter Bidding Problems

Military-run Myanmar Economics Holding Public Company Limited (MEHPCL) on Friday said that a deputy minister’s comments in Parliament regarding problems with the procurement process for electricity meters over the past three years were unfair and had harmed the company’s reputation. In a statement, MEHPCL said Union Deputy Electricity and Energy Minister U Tun Naing’s comments […]

Supply, distribution of water in Yangon to be privatised: Mayor

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will invite the private sector to take over the supply and distribution of water in Yangon, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe was quoted by state media as saying. He said the YCDC has been facing difficulties managing wastage and lacks the manpower required to prevent illegal tapping of water […]

DCA starts tender process for Kawthoung airport upgrade

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) last week started a tender process for the upgrading of Kawthoung airport in Tanintharyi Region and is now calling for requests for proposals. Interested parties have until November to submit the relevant documents. The entity undertaking the upgrade must be structured as a special purpose company with at least […]

Hong Kong Firm Close to Finalizing New Yangon City Proposal

Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC) has nearly finalized its proposal for the development of US$1.5 billion (2.4 trillion kyats) worth of initial infrastructure for the controversial “New Yangon City” project across the Yangon River from Myanmar’s commercial capital, according to a government body established to oversee the project. New Yangon Development Company […]

Government woos private sector in construction of Yangon elevated ring road

The Ministry of Construction (MOC) is inviting the private sector to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to participate in the construction of an elevated four-lane ring road in Yangon. The MOC on May 18 invited both local and international companies interested in designing, engineering, financing, constructing, operating and maintaining the proposed expressway under a Public […]

Myanmar cooks up LPG expansion plan

A PUSH to get more households to cook with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) forms a key plank of a plan by the Myanmar government to ramp up the use of the fuel and devote more of the country’s electricity supply to targeted sectors. Zaw Aung, director general of the Oil and Gas Planning Department, said […]

Govt Invites Private Investors to Upgrade 30 Domestic Airports

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list YANGON — The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) announced on Wednesday that it plans to use local and foreign private investors to upgrade 30 of Myanmar’s 69 domestic airports in a bid to improve the country’s underdeveloped airport capacity and infrastructure. “We want to stop using the government […]