Energy policy and administration

Kingdom okays 2,400MW power purchase from Laos

A cabinet meeting on Wednesday decided that the government will purchase 2,400MW of electricity from Laos. A briefing document uploaded by government spokesman Phay Siphan to his Facebook page confirmed this. It said Cambodia will buy exclusive power from two coal-fired power plants in Laos – TSBP ...

Thou Vireak

Ministry asked about Mekong plan

A member of the Supreme Consultation Forum told The Post on Thursday that he had questioned the Ministry of Mines and Energy over its position regarding a proposed project to develop a sizeable stretch of the Mekong River. Pich Sros, president of the Cambodian Youth Party, ...

Ry Sochan

Dammed Mekong: lasting challenges for the region’s energy security

The recent collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in Laos shows Southeast Asia’s vulnerability to natural disasters and highlights the importance of emergency preparedness, safety regulation, and sustainable development planning in energy security policies. It also demonstrates the growing asymmetry that’s emanating from an economic ...

A Bright Future in Cambodia’s Energy Sector?

Rather than ecologically harmful dams, Cambodia should explore solar power to fill its energy gap.[] One such project is the proposed Sambor Dam, to be located on the Mekong River’s mainstream at Sambor town, Kratie province, Cambodia. This would be one of eleven large hydropower dams ...

Sabrina Gyorvary

Legality of Mon State Cement Factory’s Power Plant Questioned

A controversial 500-ton cement factory in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township has not sought permission from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in order to generate power, according to the ministry. The US$400 million cement factory run by Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL) –a joint venture between ...

Myanmar opts for domestic power generation despite neighbours’ offers

Plans are underway to generate electricity from local power plants even though some neighboring countries – China, Thailand, Laos and India – have offered to sell their electricity to Myanmar, Deputy Permanent Secretary U Myint Soe of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) told ...

Solving Myanmar’s power problem

Stay in Yangon long enough and you’ll probably experience the electricity going off halfway through your meal at one of the city’s many restaurants. The problem is so common in the city that you might also have noticed the other patrons carrying on with their dinners ...

Agricultural producers propose lowering electricity costs

The government has been unable to resolve the cost of electricity for agricultural entrepreneurs, while the cost to import from neighbouring countries remains high. In previous years, many agricultural entrepreneurs proposed reducing the cost of electricity for their agriculture products, but the government has not ...

Việt Nam announces crude oil reserves plan

Việt Nam must reach crude oil stock levels that are equal to no less than 90 days of net imports following International Energy Agency (IEA)’s criteria by the year 2020.Keep reading ...

Fuel smuggling on the rise in Vietnamese waters

Fuel smuggling is on the rise in Vietnamese waters bordering Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand recently, partly due to the discrepancy between selling prices in Vietnam and neighbouring countries, according to the Vietnamese coastguard.Colonel Tran Văn Nam, head of the Legal Department at the Maritime Police ...

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