MIH Launches the Fastest Fiber-optic Internet Broadband for Businesses

Yangon, Myanmar — Myanmar Information Highway (MIH) is the premiere broadband business service provider in Myanmar. They have introduced the fastest fiber-optic Internet broadband for business with 100 Gbps network capacity, covering 23 townships and main buildings in Yangon. Mr. Sunti Medhavikul, Managing Director of Myanmar Information Highway Limited (MIH) remarks that the communication infrastructure […]

Yangon threatens unregistered fibre optic firms with legal action

The Yangon government will take action against unregistered telecommunications companies providing services such as installation of fibre optic cables for commercial and residential customers, a regional minister said. Daw Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region minister for Electricity, Industry, and Roads and Communications, told the regional parliament on Wednesday that next month, her office will join up […]

Preparations Underway to Ensure Consistent Power Supply This Summer

More electricity will be generated by new power plants while other plans are underway to reduce power blackouts in Yangon and Mandalay during the coming summer months between March and May, according to Yangon Region Electricity, Industry and Transport minister Daw Nilar Kyaw. An additional 439 megawatts of electricity will be generated in 2018, Daw […]

Yangon Receives Mobile Power Generator by GE

Yangon will deploy a new K30 billion (US$22 million) 25-megawatt mobile generator to meet the city’s electricity demand during peak periods and emergencies. The TM2500 generator (pictured below) by GE Myanmar will be funded under the President’s Reserve Fund. GE and its partner, Golden Green Energy, transferred the TM2500 to the Yangon Region Government in […]

Trade on the rise, more FDI needed: U Ye Min Aung UMFCCI VP

U Ye Min Aung, vice president of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, told the Global New Light of Myanmar his views on Myanmar’s economy in an exclusive interview. Q: Please tell us about the current economic situation in Myanmar? A: At the present period, global economy […]

Upgrade Underway to Improve Power in Yangon

The government is upgrading electricity generation, transmission and distribution in Yangon Region, Daw Nilar Kyaw, minister of Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication, told a news conference to mark the first anniversary of the government. She said that during fiscal 2016-17, the Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) installed new cables in a pilot project in Hlaing, Dala, Tarmwe and Hlaing […]

Affordable Electricity Benefits Industrialists while Rural Dwellers Pay High Prices: Deputy Minister

​​ Business owners have enjoyed profits from affordable electricity while rural residents have to rely on expensive private power supplies, said Dr Htun Naing, deputy minister for electricity and energy, who has called for funding for another generator. He said: “We acquire electricity from private hydropower stations for around Ks68 (US$0.05) per unit and from […]

Yangon Needs to Generate More Power: Minister

​​ Yangon Region will need more power this year, according to Dr Htun Naing, deputy minister for electricity and energy. He asked Parliament on March 13 for Ks30 billion (US$22 million) to purchase a generator of 25 megawatt capacity. Yangon may need 200 more megawatts, since Ywama power plant can increase production up to 75 […]

Yangon Braced for Hot-Season Power Cuts

​​ Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region’s minister of electricity, industry, roads and communications, says the city is expected to suffer regular blackouts during the hot season.  Some townships in Yangon are reporting regular power outages. “In Thingangyun Township, there was a power outage last night. It lasted about one hour,” said a resident.   Kyaw Win, union minister […]

YESC Stepping in to Provide Electricity

​​ Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) has pledged to support the electricity infrastructure for developers in Yangon. On August 12 last year, the YESC announced that all developers applying for a Building Completion Certificate (BCC) from Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) would need to determine whether or not the building required the installation of a […]