Energy

Myanmar: More than 60,000 affected by dam collapse

The collapse of part of a dam in Myanmar has unleashed giant waves of water and forced the mass evacuation of several villages and towns. Watch this report. ...

Rakhine’s Tha Htay Chaung Hydro Dam Nearly 50 Percent Complete

Construction on the Tha Htay Chaung Hydropower Dam in Rakhine State is almost 50 percent complete, with electricity production to begin in the next few years, according to the re­gional government.The project has reached 42.74 percent complete at a cost of K17 billion, said U ...

Thilawa Fuel Laboratory Opens As Government Crackdown Targets Low Quality Fuel

A laboratory which can test the qual­ity of fuel to inter­national standards has opened at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone as the government aims to crack down on those selling and importing low quality fuel.Keep reading  ...

President U Htin Kyaw may discuss Myitsone dam during China visit

President U HtinKyaw is likely to discuss the Myitsone dam issue during his state visit to China that started yesterday. The five-day visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jin Ping, is the first for U Htin Kyaw since he assumed office in April ...

K722 million to fund two state-owned electric power firms

According to the 2017 Union Budget Law, K722 million has been allocated for Yangon and Mandalay electricity corporations – K529 million will go to the Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) and Mandalay Electricity Supply Corporation (MESC) will receive the rest, K243 million. Both are state-owned ...

Demand to stop dam projects

About 400 villagers gathered on the banks of the Namtu River in Hsipaw township, Shan State last week to protest the construction of a dam which they said will submerge their homes and lands.Keep reading ...

Rice husk power plant opens in Myanmar

A biomass gasification power plant which uses rice husks to generate electricity was opened by the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO) in Nay Pyi Taw, said the company’s chairman, U Chit Khine.Keep reading ...

S Korea to help build Myeik power plant

The Myeik Public Corporation explained its plans to build a gas-fuelled power plant in partnership with the Korea-based KMPI Company in Kyunzu Township, Taninthayi Region, at a stakeholder meeting on Thursday.Keep reading ...

Environmental conference participants demand govt reject Myitsone dam

Angry villagers, government officials, MPs, experts, and national and international NGOs came together to denounce the troubled Myitsone dam project in Kachin State. Convened by the Myanmar Green Network, last week they spoke out in a bid to influence the commission set up by the ...

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