Infrastructure

Electricity infrastructure

Myanmar inks two electricity deals with Chinese LNG plants

The Myanmar government has signed two power purchase agreements (PPA) to buy electricity from two liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants totalling 580 megawatts. The project company of CNTIC VPower Group inked two five-year PPAs with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy’s Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) ...

Laos looks to increase electricity export

Lao media on November 30 quoted a report by the country’s Minister of Energy and Mines Khammani Inthilath as saying that it is looking to increase electricity export in the time to come. The article said the minister pointed out at the ongoing session of ...

Laos to sell electricity to Myanmar: official

Laos and Myanmar are mulling an electricity agreement to empower Laos’ development needs, local daily Vientiane Times quoted a senior Lao official as saying on Tuesday. Keep reading ...

Lifang

Workshop focuses on cross-border cooperation for energy

Policymakers from the Greater-Mekong Subregion (GMS) met their Korean counterparts in Seoul to discuss ways to cooperate in the energy sector amid the increasing need for a stable supply.Keep reading ...

Rachel Lee

Renewable Energy in the Greater Mekong Subregion: A Status Report

The Greater Mekong Subregion has significant potential to develop renewal energy, but it also faces major challenges. Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam—all members of the Greater Mekong Subregion—are seeking to expand the use of renewable energy.Keep reading   ...

Greater Mekong Subregion Secretariat

Myanmar eyes China’s trade plan for much-needed infrastructure

Construction minister rejects claims of a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, a hub for Chinese investment.Minister for Construction U Win Khaing told the Asean and Asia Forum in Singapore on Thursday that his country needed to improve its infrastructure quickly to cope with the ...

Liu Zhen

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 ...

Myanmar’s stakes in two Belt and Road economic corridors

Myanmar is involved in two of the six economic corridors under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), according to a report from a multinational professional services firm.The country’s involvement in the two corridors underlines its geopolitical advantage in facilitating the connectivity between China and South ...

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 ...

How Southeast Asia can leverage China’s new Silk Road

In the deep valleys of northern Laos, the Nam Khan River – a major tributary of the mighty Mekong – slices through extraordinary scenery. Towering, mist-covered mountain ranges; a sublimely preserved Unesco heritage-listed city that was once a royal capital; rippling rice paddies and fishing ...

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