PTTEP approved to build gas-to-power plant in Myanmar

Myanmar has approved the development of an Integrated Domestic Gas to Power Project involving US$2 billion in investments in Kyaiklat, Ayeyarwady Region. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy granted a Notice to Proceed to Thai national oil company PTTEP for the 592-megawatt project, which will be carried out under a 20-year Build, Operate and Transfer..

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Two Chinese firms will commence feasibility studies for the construction of an oil refinery in Dawei Special Economic ZOne (SEZ) in Tanintharyi Region soon.

Yunnan Indo-Pacific Group and CNPC East China Design Institute will conduct the feasibility studies in co-orperation with local company Myanmar Chemical and Machinery Co.Ltd (MCM). MCM last month asked for permission from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) to conduct the study for the refinery, which will have the capacity to process 8 million..

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New bridge infrastructure planned in Ayeyarwady, Shan

The Pathein Bridge (2), which directly connects Pathein Mahabandoola Road with the west bank of Ngawun River in Ayeyarwady Region, will officially open for traffic in September, according to the Ministry of Construction. The bridge, which was connected to accommodate rising traffic as a result of housing expansion by the river, was completed in July..

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Myanmar suspends Manipur hydro project in Chin State

Myanmar has suspended a 380-megawatt hydropower project at the Manipur River in Chin State due to high risk, U Tun Naing, Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy, told the Hluttaw last week. “After a review at the State Econominc Coordination Committee Meeting, this project was found to be more risk than reward and thus a..

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Govt greenlights Ywama gas plant upgrade

The Upgrading of a combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Ywama, Yangon, has been given the go-ahead by the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE). The Power plant is located in Insein township, and the US$300 million required for the upgrading will be provided by the World Bank. A tender for the project will..

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MIC approves multi-million dollar industrial park in Hlegu

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) on July 31 approved the US$230.6 million Hlegu Industrial Park, which will be developed by Singapore’s Sembcorp Industries.¬† The project, set to cover some 1487 acres in Hlegu township, Yangon, was signed between Sembcorp CSSD Myanmar Co and local partners City Mart Holding Co Ltd (CMHL), and Myanmar Agribusiness Public..

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