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World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin

02/26/2015

Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is located in South East Asia, will be constructed within the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady in Burmese) River Basin, according to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP). Myanmar has numerous hydroelectric projects in development, but last December it received a US$100 million credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association after forming administrative apparatus in the public, private and scientific sectors to manage and develop the Irrawaddy River Basin.  

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Tajikistan seeks design, procurement, construction of 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project

02/26/2015

The agency developing Tajikistan's 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project invites expressions of interest in the design, procurement and construction of Rogun on Tajikistan's Vakhsh River.

Nepal extends deadline for design, supervision of 335-MW Upper Arun, 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydro projects

02/25/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the 335-MW Upper Arun and 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydropower projects.

RusHydro, K-Water sign agreement for joint exploration of hydro projects

02/23/2015

Electricity giants JSC RusHydro and the Korea Water Resources Corporation have signed a letter of understanding designed to encourage cooperation in developing hydroelectric power and other renewable energy sources.

Pakistan seeks circuit breakers, transformers for 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

02/23/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply replacement circuit breakers, disconnect switches, and current transformers at the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Canadian developer acquires two Indian small hydropower plants

02/23/2015

Canadian renewable energy developer P2 Solar Inc. has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to acquire the 5-MW Barkote 2 hydropower project in India.

Pakistan government hopes to speed completion of 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension

02/20/2015

The Pakistani government has committed to spending US$51 million in an effort to expedite completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant by seven months.

Kyrgyzstan seeks underwater inspection of 1,200-MW Toktogul hydro project

02/19/2015

Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) seeks bids to perform underwater inspection services for rehabilitation of the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan's Naryn River.

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