Only high-tech firms for hydro, coal power

Only companies and countries with access to the latest technologies and technologies which minimise environmental impact will be considered to take part in hydro and coal power projects in Myanmar, a senior official from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy told The Myanmar Times. “For electricity generation sources, we are planning to consider only the […]

Thailand Proposes Investment in Solar Power Sector

An unnamed Thai company proposed to make investments in a solar power station in Magway Region, said Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) Deputy Director General Than Aung Kyaw on October 31. “They proposed to build a 150-megawatt solar power station in Minbu. We will allow it after examining their proposal. The proposal is being examined now” […]

Thai company building ‘high-standard’ hospitals in Myanmar

Thailand’s third-largest private hospital group, the Thonburi Hospital Group, says it expects to sign a memorandum of understanding with Ga Mone Pwint Company in Yangon next week to start building two “superior-standard” hospitals in Myanmar. Dr Boon Vanasin, the owner of the Thonburi group, which has a network of 22 hospitals in Thailand and further […]

Private waste management coming to Mandalay

Mandalay City Development Committee will put out a tender later this month for rubbish collection in the city. A senior official from the committee’s Cleaning Department said companies will be invited in late February to submit proposals for taking on rubbish collection responsibilities. Mandalay current generates 750-800 tonnes a day of hard rubbish and the […]