+ Myanmar’s regional government is planning to develop three hydropower projects in the townships of Homalin, Kani and Nanyon, in the Sagaing region. The company that won the tender to conduct an assessment of the potential for electricity generation from the Nantpan Ngarchaung micro hydropower plant will submit a proposal at the end of March 2018. The regional minister for electricity, industry and transport, has added on that these hydropower projects could provide opportunities in employment, education, business and social sectors. (Eleven Media Group Co – 5 March 2018)

+ During a trilateral ministerial meeting on March 9, 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, China and Bangladesh has reached an agreement on electric power trading. The trilateral agreement to trade electric power among neighbouring countries will help with the improvement of energy security, sharing of electricity resources, infrastructure development, capacity development of officials and job opportunities. This will directly lead to the strengthening of long term friendships between the nations, and the fulfilling of basic requirements of electricity supply to support the economic development in the respective countries. (XINHUANET – 9 March 2018)

+ The Myanmar Government aims to cut electricity use in the Yangon Region with the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to 150,000 households by 2020. The move is also aimed at reducing the using of wood in order to conserve the environment, according to Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE). (Myanmar Times – 18 September 2017)

+ More than 40,000 households will receive electricity following the scheduled completion and opening of a combined-cycle gas power plant in the Thaketa Township, Yangon Region. The 106 Megawatt plant was built and will be operated under a 30-year joint venture between the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) and China’s Union Resources & Engineering Co (UREC). The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the power plant was signed in January 2016. (Myanmar Times – 19 March 2018)