Myanmar pushes for more hydropower projects

NAY PYI TAW, YANGON – The Ministry of Electric Power reiterated the necessity of hydropower projects, citing an increase in power demand. Htein Lwin, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Electric Power, said during the press conference to mark the government’s first 100 days in power in Nay Pyi Taw that there is a need that Myanmar […]

World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin

Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is located in South East Asia, will be constructed within the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady in Burmese) River Basin, according to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP). Myanmar has numerous hydroelectric projects in development, but last […]

Gov’t to Carry Out Maintenance Work on Two Major Rivers

Myanmar government will carry out maintenance work on two major rivers – Ayeyarwaddy and Chindwin – in the country, in a bid to improve the rivers’ navigation, the Ministry of Transport said. The government will spend K12 billion ($12.5 million) on removing sandbank and maintenance of riverbeds and waterways of the two rivers with preventive […]