USDP Lawmaker Questions Transparency of Private Power Deals

Naypyitaw—The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has criticized the Ministry of Electricity and Energy for implementing four power projects worth US$5 billion in total without holding tenders. During a Lower House session on Monday, USDP lawmaker U Maung Myint questioned the responsibility, accountability and transparency of the ministry, which he said is implementing […]

Myanmar Hopes to Double Electricity Capacity by 2021

YANGON: Myanmar is planning to double its electric power capacity by 2021 by building natural gas-fired power plants, two senior officials told Reuters on Wednesday, in an ambitious move to tackle chronic power shortages in the energy-starved country. With only one-third of the country’s 60 million people connected to the electrical grid and cities experiencing […]