Energy-hungry Burma is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters, in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Burma’s Ministry of Electric Power says that it has increased access to electricity by 33 percent during the first three years of Thein Sein government rule. Furthermore, according to Electricity[…]
Burma’s government plans to increase the country’s electricity reserves by 30 percent to prevent nationwide power outages, Deputy Union Minister for Electric Power Maw Tar Htwe said to the Myanmar Business[…]
The UK has signed an MoU with the Asian Development Bank to provide technical assistance worth $US 1.7 million to help Burma achieve its electricity needs, the British embassy has[…]
A signing ceremony on a US$60m loan pledged by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for electricity development in Burma was held in Naypyidaw on Monday, according to a ministry official.[…]
Due to constant power failures across Burma, medicines that need to be kept at specifically refrigerated temperatures, such as cancer medication and insulin, are becoming damaged and putting patients’ lives at risk.
Rumoured price hikes likely to stir unrest in Burma as memories of September 2007 uprising still fresh in the minds of many
Mar 10, 2009 (DVB), Security has been tightened in Mon state capital, Moulmein, after high school students threw rocks at the state-run Electric Power Corporation last Friday, demanding full electricity[…]
Jan 26, 2009 (DVB), Electricity authorities in the Arakan state capital Sittwe has been demanding hundreds of thousands of kyat on top of the regular meter fee, according to local[…]
Aug 29, 2008 (DVB), Disputes have arisen between residents and authorities in Beinnar village in Pyuntansa, Bago division, after authorities failed to supply electricity to people despite having collecting money[…]
May 22, 2008 (DVB), Due to their support for the monk-led protests last September, some people living in Bahan township have still not had their electricity reconnected after it was[…]
Apr 10, 2008 (DVB), Residents of Rangoon and Magwe divisions have complained that electricity shortages have become more regular, and claim that even the limited supply they have is unreliable.[…]
Feb 25, 2008 (DVB), The state-run Electric Power Corporation has been demanding extra money from residents of Tharawaddy township, Bago division, and withholding electricity from those who do not pay,[…]
Jan 28, 2008 (DVB), Residents of Meikhtila township, Mandalay division, have complained that the township Electric Power Corporation has been demanding extra money for late-payment fines and exaggerated bills. One[…]
Jan 4, 2008 (DVB), Officials in Thone Gwa township, Rangoon division, have been demanding up to 30,000 kyat from households to pay for improvements to the electricity supply. Thone Gwa[…]
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A 27-year-old Ko Zaw Myo was shot dead in the neck while he was helping to fix a traffic jam today in the second largest city, Mandalay. There have been[…]