Myanmar Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Myanmar 2017

The immense wealth that lies beneath Myanmar’s soil continues to entice prospectors from around the globe, and recent structural reforms are expected to bolster the sector and attract much needed capital. The nation’s first democratic government has shown determination to remedy past wrongs and clean up a sector that has immense potential to fuel growth. However, the new administration has...

Myanmar today is a country undergoing rapid change, and there is a solid determination among its people and leaders alike to help their country establish an important place at the global political and economic table.

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What current projects are being considered to bolster rural electrification efforts in Myanmar for the coming years?

 

Installed hydroelectric capacity in Myanmar is significant, with the country operating 26 plants, with the capacity to generate 3214 MW of power. Still, hydro-power is not considered a sole solution and questions are being raised about the use of water resources compared with other options. While the whole country could be powered by water...

 

With an estimated 19,000 cu metres of water available per person per annum, Myanmar might be called a regional water superpower. Its capacity for water storage is nine times that available in China, five times that in Vietnam, and 16 times the amount in both Bangladesh and India. The total catchment area of its 10 main rivers covers some 737,...

 

To what extent have service companies been affected by the decline in oil prices?

 

What measures still need to be taken to promote investment in mining, and how can the decentralisation process play a role in this?

 

In a effort to usher in a new wave of investment into natural resource development, the previous ruling party passed the 2015 Mining Law during the final stretch of U Thein Sein’s presidential term. The initial injection of foreign capital was stunted by a sluggish permit process and a glut in commodities, but reforms continue to improve the...