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Domestic natural gas to be made available by 2023: MOEE

Larger volumes of natural gas will be available from Myanmar’s onshore and offshore gas fields within the next five years, yielding fresh opportunities for international oil and gas firms to invest in the sector, said U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy (MOEE). “Gas production will be a priority for the government over […]

Elite Petrochemical launches first private-sector LPG project in Myanmar

Elite Petrochemical Co launched its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Terminal and Port Facility at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone on Saturday. The terminal is the first private sector-led LPG investment open for business in the country. The terminal was developed under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement across 49 acres of land in Thilawa […]

Over the last year, Myanmar’s energy sector stumbles in right direction

Home to one of the world’s oldest oil and gas industries, oil exploration in Myanmar began in the early Bagan era. During the reign of King Anawrahta in the Bagan Era, evidence shows that the Buddha’s Three Teachings were coated with oil to prevent damage. With the nationalisation of the oil industry in 1963, the […]

Nay Pyi Taw scraps Hpa-An coal power plant, communities urge Kayin govt to follow suit

Kayin communities and civil society groups applauded Nay Pyi Taw’s decision announced last month to halt a proposed coal power plant in Hpa-An and urged the regional government to confirm the cancellation. Meanwhile, a total of 130 civil society groups issued a joint statement to urge the government to cancel all proposed and suspended coal-fired […]

Thaketa gas plant commences supplying power in Yangon

More than 40,000 households will now receive electricity following the scheduled completion and opening of a combined-cycle gas power plant in Thaketa township, Yangon Region, over the weekend. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed in January 2016. The 106 megawatt plant was built and will be operated under a 30-year joint venture between the […]

JICA loans worth Ks358bn approved

Loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, totalling 31.051billion yen (Ks358.39bn) were approved during the 6th Day Meeting of the 2nd Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, 3rd Regular Session to fund the economically vital Thanlyin Bridge project that will span the Bago River, the finance ministry said. “Thanlyin Bridge No. 3 is the main one linking to the […]

Yangon-Dala bridge construction to begin after tender process; says Union Construction Minister

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Construction works will kick off on the Yangon-Dala Bridge following a tender for companies to build it, Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing told the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday, adding that the planned construction of the bridge is set for completion during the 2020- 2021 FY. The selected […]

Foreign companies to be invited to build Yangon low-cost housing

Foreign companies will soon be invited through a public tender to build low-cost housing projects in Yangon Region, according to the Ministry of Construction. This will mark the first time foreign contractors are given access to the affordable housing sector in Myanmar. Ministry officials have said they will prioritise building housing for the poor, after […]

Construction Ministry to develop 8,000 affordable units in Yangon over two years

THE Ministry of Construction announced it will construct 8,000 affordable housing units in Yangon Region within two years according to Union Minister U Win Khaing. According to the ministry, around 40 or 50 buildings of five-story each will be built on 2000-acre of land this year. Low-cost apartments will be created to fulfill the needs […]

Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy’s new proposed government with insider profiles of the party’s 18 candidates for ministerial posts: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (foreign affairs; president’s office; education; energy and electric power) The National League for Democracy leader needs little introduction. Has vowed to rule “above the president”, and with […]