First coal project in Yangon cancelled as MoU expires

The 279-megawatt-capacity coal-fired plant was to be developed in Htantabin township by Huaneng Lancang from China and Htoo Group of Companies from Myanmar. “We have been officially informed by the companies that they cannot proceed with the project because of port problems,” said U Aye San, director general of the Department of Hydro Power Implementation. […]

Coal power continues over local objections

The Ministry of Electric Power plans to move forward with several coal-fired power plant projects despite the opposition of some civil society groups. The ministry has signed memorandums of understanding for at least 11 coal-fired projects in the country since 2010, though so far they are still at the early stage of feasibility studies, with […]