|Land being cleared for a coal mining project. Photo: SHAN|
A petition letter signed by 11 monks and 229 other local people was sent to the Restoration Council of Shan State or RCSS ethnic armed group on November 12 asking them to help close down all the coal mining projects in Mong Kung Township in central Shan State, according to the Shan Herald Agency for News November 18.
|GE aims to refurbish and improve Myanmar's existing gas turbines to help improve the country's electricity supply. A General Electric gas turbine weighing 392,810kg that can generate enough energy for 400,000 homes per year. Photo: GE/Facebook|
General Electric and Myanma Electric Power Enterprise or MEPE have agreed to work together to repower and upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar, according to a press release issued by GE on November 13.
A report by the Asian Development Bank has predicted the gross domestic product of Myanmar could reach as high as 9.5 percent by 2030, which would see the country’s GDP raised to nearly US$5000 (K487,500) per capita.
All gas to be realised from the promising M-3 block, also known as the Aung Sinkha gas field will be supply domestic Myanmar usage, an official from the Ministry of Energy on August 10.
ROME (AFP) ? Half of the world's forest species were at risk from climate change and farming, the United Nations warned in a report on June 3 which also said Myanmar was among the ten countries that lost the most forest cover in the 20 years to 2010.
MYANMAR is preparing to submit its application to become a candidate member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Mizzima has been told.