Locals’ Fear of Losing Livelihoods Forces Cancellation of Meeting on Oil and Gas Supply Base Project

Forever Thanlwin Company Limited was forced to cancel a public consultation last Thursday regarding a planned offshore supply base for oil and gas fields, as local ethnic Mon people in Ye Township continue to oppose the project. The Mon State-based company chose to cancel the event in Ann Din Da Min Seik Village as many […]

Rubber prices fall in Myanmar due to decrease in quality

Rubber prices in Myanmar are falling despite an increase in quantity exported to China. Myanmar is a particularly good region for growing rubber because of its wet weather and high humidity. Myanmar Rubber prices have been falling in the Mon State due to low quality, the Mon State Rubber Planters and Producers Association’s chair Nai […]

Govt Greenlights Electricity Joint Ventures in Mon State, Bago Region

YANGON — The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has granted permission to two joint ventures involving foreign partners to supply power to areas not connected to the national grid. “One is for households in Ye Township, and the other is for the developer of an industrial zone in Bago,” said U Than Aung Kyaw, deputy director-general […]

Mon call on state govt to cancel power plant project

Mon State residents presented complaints against a coal-fired power plant project that is slated for construction near Inndin village, Ye Township, to the Mon State government on September 26. “We reported suggestions about the coal-fired power plant project with the aim to inform government. Mon residents worry about the project. If the government has the […]

Wooden furniture loses popularity in Ye Township

  DEMAND for traditional wooden furniture is dropping in Ye Township, Mon State, according to furniture vendors. Wooden furniture, which is generally in high demand among newlyweds, is being replaced by steel and aluminium furniture. “There was high demand even for wooden furniture with simple designs over the last 3 years. Now, the designs have […]

Mon coal-fired power plant project suspended not cancelled

The 1,280MW Inn Din coal-fired power plant project in Ye Township, Mon State, has been suspended but not cancelled, Aung Than Oo, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Electric Power told Parliament. The environmental and social impact assessments had also been postponed. Mi Myint Than, MP for Ye Constituency in Mon State, had asked if the […]

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 […]

Toyo-Thai to Invest $2.8 Billion for Myanmar Power Plant

Toyo-Thai Corporation Public Company Limited (TTCL) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Department of Hydropower Planning under the Ministry of Electric Power to build and operate a 1,280 megawatt power plant. The construction contract for the coal-fired plant at Ye township in Mon state is worth an estimated $2.3 billion, while […]

Myanmar’s Mon state plans beach resort developments

THE government of Myanmar’s Mon state has green-lighted a local company’s plans to build a US$12 million hotel and beach resort zone in Ye Township, with work on the first resort to begin this year. Aurum Company, which was awarded the government contract, will construct the first resort along a 12.9km stretch that starts at […]

Plans for Coal-Fired Power Plant Face Opposition in Mon State

YANGON — Plans to build the first coal-fired power plant in Mon State have come under fire by local residents, who say they worry about pollution and potential health ramifications. The Thai-based Toyo-Thai Group held a consultation meeting on Friday with local residents to explain plans to build a 1,280 MW power plant in Inn […]