Japan’s aid agency downplays possible clash with China’s BRI

For decades, Japan poured development aid into its own backyard of South-east Asian nations, and reaped the dividends of peace, stability and prosperity in Asia. But some say the Japanese policy of building infrastructure to smoothen regional trade may come into conflict with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that aims to develop trade routes […]

Suu Kyi’s dilemma over Myanmar energy mix

YANGON — When Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy was swept into power in 2015, economic development was a key priority and the fledgling government’s social and environmental stance seemed tailor-made for foreign investors. But few foresaw the complexity of adhering to core environmental principles while also dragging a long-neglected economy into the […]

Mitsubishi to conduct tests in Ayeyarwady

Mitsubishi Corporation says it is to conduct soil tests as the Japanese company proceeds with plans for a coal-fired power plant in Ngayokekaung township, Ayeyarwady Region. The coal-fired power plant project will be developed by Mitsubishi and A1 Company as a local partner. The two parties agreed last year to use Japanese “clean coal” technology […]

Sumitomo wins order for thermal power generation facilities in Myanmar

Sumitomo Corp. has won a 5 billion yen (about $41.4 million) contract to construct two thermal power generation facilities in Myanmar with a combined output of 50 megawatts (25 megawatts each). The contract was awarded by the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise, a state-owned power provider under the supervision of the Ministry of Electric Power, the […]