Electricity
29
Jun
2019
Power Surge at MOEE
Quite an eventful week for the power sector in Myanmar with the announcement of new electricity tariff for customers, the issuance of tender documents for five rental projects as well as the appointment of a new managing director of the Electric Power Generation Enterprise (“EPGE”) . Highlights of this note New Managing Director at EPGE […]
28
May
2019
Myanmar Power Barges: Legal and Tax Issues
Lack of electricity generation and the growing demand in power supply have led the government of Myanmar to resort to short-term power rental projects to feed electricity into the grid as early as 2014 when the government awarded a number of power rental projects to companies such as Aggreko and APR Energy. Highlights of this […]
30
Nov
2018
PFI: “Myanmar Reforms Sparks Major Projects Pipeline”
Myanmar is undertaking a series of reforms, both in terms of laws and policies, that strengthen the country’s attractiveness for energy and infrastructure projects.
31
Oct
2018
Energy and Infrastructure Market: Our Latest Insights (VDB Loi Insights)
      HIGHLIGHT OF THIS MONTH From our Energy and Infrastructure Team Energy and Infrastructure Market: Our Latest Insights Myanmar is undertaking a series of reforms, both in terms of laws and policies, that strengthen the country’s attractiveness for energy and infrastructure projects. Many of these reforms, although they are crucial, are not widely […]
15
Sep
2017
The Legal and Regulatory Framework of Foreign Investment in Myanmar’s Power Sector
As Myanmar increasingly liberalizes, decentralizes and opens its power sector to foreign investment, foreign IPPs are faced with a legal and regulatory framework that is in full transition. DOWNLOAD HERE   
6
Jun
2017
Which project will no longer get an MIC permit? (VDB Loi Insight This Month)
HIGHLIGHT OF THIS MONTH From Our Corporate M&A Team Applying for an MIC Permit Under MYanmar’s New Investment Rules A fairly big portion of new investment projects in Myanmar will no longer receive an actual MIC Permit in accordance with the old, often time consuming procedure. Instead, there is the lighter “Endorsement” procedure for those […]
27
Apr
2017
INSIGHTS THIS MONTH (April, 2017)
HIGHLIGHT OF THIS MONTH From Our Corporate M&A Team Myanmar Dramatically Cuts List of 92 Activities Requiring a Local Partner Down to 22 In a move to expand the potential opportunities for foreign investors, the list of activities a foreign investor is allowed to carry out in Myanmar only under a joint venture (“JV”) with […]
25
Apr
2017
A New Energy Landscape in Myanmar
Myanmar may be on the verge of a completely new energy landscape offering exciting opportunities for international investors. In coming months, a new energy master plan is expected to be revealed for the Yangon Region – which accounts for almost half of all electricity produced across the country. Highlights of this note Evolution of the […]
3
Apr
2017
Five Fearless Ways to Shake Up The Myanmar Electricity Market
VDB Loi has worked on nearly 4,000 Megawatts worth of Myanmar power projects, some now in operation, some awaiting financial close, but most remain in various stages of approval. We have also assisted the Ministry of Electricity and Energy with many of its transactions and privatizations. However, in the last 12-month period, since 1 April […]
8
Nov
2016
Client Alert: The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has invited companies to prequalify for the rehabilitation and upgrade of four substations in the Yangon Region
The Electric Power Generation Enterprise (“EPGE”) under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy announced, on October 31st, 2016 an invitation for prequalification for a tender to rehabilitate four substations at existing gas turbine power plants. These power plants are located in Ahlone, Hlawga, Ywama and Tharkaya townships in the Yangon Region. The process will follow […]
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