As capacity crisis looms, closing Myanmar’s power gap

Billions of dollars, thousands of megawatts: the government’s recent decision to green-light four power projects was the biggest development in the sector for several years.

But in the background, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy is dealing with a more immediate problem: How to meet Myanmar’s growing short-term power needs without blowing the budget.

On January 5, it announced a tender for two rental power projects in Mandalay Region, at Myingyan and Kyaukse, with the winning bidders to be granted a five-year concession.

Published in Frontier Myanmmar, 20th March, 2018