Developers push back on YESC power play

Dozens of construction firms sent a joint letter to the Yangon Region government challenging an August directive from the Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation to install transformers on new buildings that use more than 30 kilowatts of electricity. The letter, dated September 28 and signed by 40 local developers, says that not all construction companies can afford to […]

Power plant tender winner to be announced next week

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy will announce the winners of a tender to build a 300-megawatt power plant in Yangon next week, ministry officials said. The tender was issued in July for a five-year contract to supply 300MW of power to Yangon each day – the government’s first tender after taking office in April. Of the […]

Yangon developers asked to provide own power

Developers in Yangon will have to install transformers to power new buildings that use more than 30 kilowatts of electricity, according to Yangon’s electricity supplier, which is hoping the measure will help reduce frequent blackouts across the city. In an August 12 announcement Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation said all developers applying for a Building Completion […]

No budget to fix tangled power nests in Yangon; official says

FINANCIAL constraint is hampering efforts to replace decades-old service wires and fix tangled cable nests at locations across Yangon, said General Manager U Thant Zin of the Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation at a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The problem is finding funding to complete the work. If we had public funds to […]

Ministry calls tender to supply Yangon electricity

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. In its first public tender since taking office in April the Ministry of Electricity and Energy has called for private sector companies to supply 300 megawatts of power to Yangon per day for five years. The tender, published […]

Rangoon Chief Minister Attempts to Defuse Electricity Concerns

RANGOON — Rangoon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said on Tuesday that Burma’s commercial capital will continue to face blackouts in the coming months as attempts are made to address the city’s weak power cables and growing electricity demands. “We need to think about the long-term, sustainable reconstruction of underground cables that were weak in […]

Yangon govt targets ‘failing’ power firms

Regional officials say they will investigate performance at private electricity providers and if necessary, cancel contracts signed by the former government, as frequent power outages continue across Yangon and frustrations are vented through social media. Four private companies signed with the previous administration to supply power to the city. They are not performing as expected, […]

MP to raise question on frequent power cuts in Yangon

A question on the frequent power blackouts in Yangon will be raised at the regional parliament, said regional MP Kyi Pyar. “By May 9, I will have to submit this question to the parliamentary session, which is scheduled for May 18. I will raise a question about frequent power cuts,” she added. “People feel upset […]

Benchachinda Group launches JV in Myanmar for broadband services

The Benchachinda Group plans to expand its business to Myanmar and in collaboration with three other companies and a local business partner, it has now set up the Myanmar Information Highway Limited (MIH) to build up Myanmar’s broadband services for efficient communications. Benchachinda’s president, Vichai Bencharongkul, said the group’s investment in international businesses in Myanmar […]