Construction of China-Myanmar railway could start in December

Published on Aug 29 2011 // News Update
Construction of China-Myanmar railway could start in December
Construction on a 20-billion-dollar rail link between the Myanmar’s Chinese border and its western coast could begin as early as December, officials said Monday, dpa reported. “We will start the construction of Muse-Kyauk Phyu railroad in the coming December if detailed discussions on...

India should take lead in energizing BIMSTEC

Published on Aug 26 2011 // News Update
Aug 26, 2011, 12.44PM IST SHILLONG: With an economic gloom in the US and the European Union, India should take lead and provide a new meaning to the BIMSTEC engagement that has the potential to generate trade worth 43 to 59 billion dollars as part of a proposed free trade agreement (FTA), apex trade...

REFILE-Myanmar wants foreign/local ventures for oil blocks

Published on Aug 25 2011 // News Update
YANGON Aug 25 (Reuters) – Foreign firms that win a tender in Myanmar to develop 18 new onshore oil and gas blocks will be required to set up joint ventures with local companies, a senior Energy Ministry official said on Thursday. The closing date for sealed tenders from foreign firms to develop...

Shwe Gas Project Map

Published on Aug 24 2011 // Maps
Shwe Gas Project Map

ConcoPhillips begins Bangladesh gas search in October

Published on Aug 20 2011 // News Update
ConcoPhillips begins Bangladesh gas search in October
DHAKA | Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:04am EDT Aug 20 (Reuters) – U.S oil company ConocoPhillips has begun preliminary work to carry out exploration in Bangladesh’s offshore gas field in October this year, a senior energy official said on Saturday. Bangladesh approved on May 23 a plan by the firm to...

NHPC planning Myanmar hydropower projects

Published on Aug 18 2011 // News Update, Related News
NHPC planning Myanmar hydropower projects
NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company and a ‘Mini Ratna’ Category-I Enterprise of the Government of India is preparing Detailed Project Report (DPR) for 1200 MW Htamanthi and 660 MW Shwezaye Hydro Power Projects on Chindwin River in Myanmar. In Myanmar a meeting took place on 26th July,...

Burma: a surprising currency crisis

Published on Aug 18 2011 // News Update
Burma: a surprising currency crisis
Burmese notesBurma’s got a currency crisis, but it isn’t what you would expect. The kyat has appreciated by almost 25 per cent on the grey market over the past year, and the country’s export industries, never in good health at the best of times due to a combination of sanctions and the government’s...

India trying to woo Myanmar from China

Published on Aug 18 2011 // News Update, Related News
India trying to woo Myanmar from China
LONDON — Even as a senior Burmese diplomat in Washington has defected, Burmese prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has suggested that some people, both at home and abroad, have deceived themselves into thinking a new government has brought change to her country. Political dynamic is undergoing a slow...

Human Rights Abuses at Gas Pipeline

Published on Aug 18 2011 // News Update, Related News
Human Rights Abuses at Gas Pipeline
By SAI ZOM HSENG Thursday, August 18, 2011 Land confiscations and other human rights violations have been reported in northern Shan State during the last few weeks since the start of the Shwe pipeline project to export gas and oil to China. Problems have mainly occurred in Kyaukme and Hsipaw townships...

Myanmar launches construction of China-Myanmar Oil and Gas Pipeline

Published on Aug 04 2011 // News Update
Myanmar launches construction of China-Myanmar Oil and Gas Pipeline
On August 1, Myanmar officially commenced construction of the main line of the Myanmar section of the China-Myanmar Oil and Gas Pipeline Project, thus launching the construction of the project in question. The pipeline project will connect Kyaukpyu in Myanmar to the city of Ruili in China, with a total...