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Taninthari River Crossing Bridge being built on Union Highway

MYEIK- Over K6 billion is being spent on the Taninthari River Crossing Bridge of the Yangon-Myeik-Kawthaung Union Highway. Construction tasks will be finished in 2020. Win Khaing, Union Minister of the Electricity and Energy, visited the construction site of Taninthari River Crossing Bridge on February 17h. “We already start construction of pillars in the middle […]

Minbu solar power plant construction begins

The Ministry of Electric Power and Energy has begun constructing the 170MW Minbu solar power plant in Magway Region. Upon completion, it will generate 350 Million Kilowatt Hours yearly and supply power to 210,000 households, a source at the Ministry of Electric Power and Energy said. GEO (Myanmar) Co Ltd is now implementing the 170MW […]

Myanmar powers up

The government of Myanmar has made energising the power sector an urgent priority, aiming to provide electricity to the whole country by 2030 at the latest. While hydroelectric dams will provide most power, new gas-powered plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) will increase the supply in the medium term. International finance and expertise are being […]

Big dams can wait, Myanmar overhauls energy strategy

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Big hydropower dams are not a priority in Myanmar’s strategy to tackle chronic power shortages, the country’s new energy minister said in an interview that cast doubt over a controversial China-backed project in the country’s north. Already the construction minister, Win Khaing has overhauled the poor Southeast Asian country’s power strategy since […]

Myanmar moves forward

The government of Myanmar is about to take dramatic steps to spur economic development and improve government efficiency. Several significant cabinet changes are in the pipeline, detailed economic strategies are being finalised and a shake-up in the bureaucracy is already under way. These planned changes in ministerial personnel are aimed at strengthening the government’s leadership […]

Myanmar Shuffles Energy, Finance Officials Amid Slowing Growth

Myanmar has replaced its minister for energy, state media reported on Wednesday, as Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration looks to address concerns that the enactment of vital reforms has been slow since she took power last year.The government also appointed a new deputy finance minister and confirmed three new central bank deputy governors this week. […]

Myanmar calls for foreign housing investment

Win Khaing, Myanmar minister for construction, is inviting investors from other Asia-Pacific countries to back urban and housing development projects through private-public partnerships. He made the announncement at the ministerial conference on Asia-Pacific Housing and Urban Development in New Delhi. As of November, accumulated foreign investment in the real-estate sector has exceeded US$3.1 billion, which […]

India offers to aid Myanmar in boosting agriculture, healthcare

India on Thursday offered to assist Myanmar in the area of public healthcare and provide support in boosting agricultural production. The offer was made by Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the India Myanmar Business Conclave held at Myanmarese capital Yangon, according to an Indian commerce ministry statement in New Delhi. “India can cooperate in boosting […]

Foreign assistance vital in boosting energy in Myanmar

FINANCIAL and technical assistance from international governments and institutions will be as important as foreign direct investment (FDI) in order to boost Myanmar’s power sector development, an energy official has said. Win Khaing, a member of National Energy Management Committee (NEMC) and president of Myanmar Engineering Society, said at the 6th Myanmar Oil and Gas […]

History needs Help

Preservation advocates face uphill struggle to save colonial buildings amid the development boom in Myanmar’s biggest city. Settled between the green warehouses of Yangon’s Jetty Wharf, the historic colonial-era Keighley Street Goods Office of Burma Railways is in disrepair. Originally constructed in the 1880s with an attached rail line, the once-bustling depot was an important […]