Mon State chief minister tells rubber factories to submit environmental management plans

As Mon State looks to capitalize on the global rubber trade and expand its export-quality products, the state’s chief minister has pledged to tighten oversight and is calling on factories to submit their environmental management plans by the end of the month. According to Mon State’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the state has […]

Power sector: Lofty goals, missed targets

The power sector in Myanmar over the past five years has been characterized by ambitious plans and unrealized targets. While a few power projects have been completed during the outgoing government’s term, others were suspended or cancelled and dozens more remain in limbo. Myanmar remains one of the least-powered countries in Southeast Asia. Just over […]

Enough gas directed to local market – for now

The government does not intend to increase the amount of natural gas allocated to the domestic market this year from the current supply of 300 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) despite increasing demand, according to an official of the Ministry of Energy. “The domestic supply cannot be increased this year. It will be the […]

Gas-fired plants to cut power shortages

Three gas-fired power generation plants are moving closer to being built, as Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) officials evaluate bids for the projects. Although the government claims an installed capacity of 4362.5MW, difficulties with distribution and plants operating at less than capacity means Myanmar is often unable to meet peak demands of up to 2370MW. […]

Environmental and Social Management consultant for Thaton Combined Cycle, Closing Date: 15th July, 2014

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES— FIRMS SELECTION) The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Myanmar Electric Power Project Credit No: 5306-MM Assignment Title: Environmental and Social Management consultant for Thaton Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Plant Reference No.: MEPE-CS-5 The Republic of the Union of […]

Myanmar’s power supply problems hurt growth

The opening up of Burma’s economy has generated feverish excitement among international investors. With a population of 60 million, a wealth of natural resources, and a need for just about everything, Burma, also known as Myanmar, is one of the world’s last untapped markets. And yet, while foreign direct investment has increased substantially since most […]