Why all the electricity blackouts?

Why are electricity blackouts occurring so often in these days in Yangon? Many people are asking this question, particularly as some in the city lost power again for as much as six hours on the night of May 8. Government officials have pledged a 24-hour electricity supply to Myanmar’s main commercial city, but a glance […]

Upgrades planned for Yangon power grid

Poor electricity supply invariably appears prominently in discussions about the challenges facing Myanmar’s economy. Accordingly, international organisations and in some cases foreign investors have pledged large amounts of money and expertise to tackle the problem. However, the discussion is normally framed in the context of expanding power generation capacity rather than the urgent need to […]

Myanmar Takes Precautions to Avoid SEA Games Blackouts

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Yangon — Lacking confidence in the national power supply system, Burma’s Ministry of Sports will use generators for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Southeast Asian Games in Naypyidaw in December. The director of the ministry’s Public Affairs and Education Department said […]