A 500 kilovolt transmission line at Meiktila in Mandalay Region. Most of the 30 proposed solar power projects are in central Myanmar, where solar irradiance is high. (Teza Hlaing | Frontier)
Rushed land deals and a push for quick delivery characterise a solar tender in which Chinese companies were involved in winning bids for all but one site.
Rushed land deals and a push for quick delivery characterise a solar tender in which Chinese companies were involved in winning bids for all but one site.
Dutch brewer Heineken has entered Myanmar’s increasingly competitive beer market, opening a US$60 million brewery in a joint venture with a domestic partner at Hmawbi, about 30 miles north of Yangon. Lester Tan, the managing director of the APB ABC joint venture, spoke to Frontier about the company’s plans for Myanmar and its strategy for challenging Myanmar Beer’s dominant share of the market.

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Keeping the faith: Can the USDP retain its Dry Zone stronghold?
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