Fate of Thai-Kayin Coal Plant Project Hinges on Assessment

​​ The parliamentary approval for a Thai coal power plant in Kayin State would depend on the results of the environment impact assessment (EIA), which is being conducted by an independent agency, a spokesman of the state parliament said. U Saw Chit Khin said the state parliament would wait for the EIA results before it decides […]

Businesses Are Still Investing Billions in Refugee Crisis-Hit Myanmar

As the U.S. and Europe grow increasingly outraged over the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, Asian businesses are continuing to invest. Bangkok-based construction company TTCL Pcl is one of the latest examples, targeting the first half of next year to complete a funding plan and shareholder structure for a planned $3 billion coal-fired power plant in Kayin state bordering Thailand. […]

Facebook Campaign in Kayin State Against Coal Power Plant

KAYIN – Facebook users have been changing their profile pictures to be part of a mass campaign that says ‘‘In Karen State No Coal”. Local people and civil society organisations oppose plans for a coal-fired power plant to be built beside the Thanlwin River near Thone Ein, Watgyi and Htonetaung villages in Hpa-an township, groups […]

TTCL Plans Two Power Plants in Myanmar Worth $6 Bn

TTCL, an integrated engineering procurement and construction firm listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, plans to invest more than US$6 billion (Bt204 billion) between the second half of this year and 2020 to establish two coal-fired power plants in Myanmar, chief financial officer Gobchai Tanasugarn said. TTCL is a joint venture between Italian-Thai Development, […]

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 […]

Plans for Coal-Fired Power Plant Face Opposition in Mon State

YANGON — Plans to build the first coal-fired power plant in Mon State have come under fire by local residents, who say they worry about pollution and potential health ramifications. The Thai-based Toyo-Thai Group held a consultation meeting on Friday with local residents to explain plans to build a 1,280 MW power plant in Inn […]