Publisert 08.07.2020 , sist oppdatert 13.07.2020

Myanmar: Technical assistance to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy

The purpose of the program is through a set of cooperation areas and associated components to strengthen  the capacity in the Myanmar Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) to develop renewable energy, in particularly hydropower in a transparent an efficient way taken environmental and social issues into consideration at an international acceptable level. This program funded by the Norwegian Embassy in Yangon.

Program Director Ms. Gunn Oland working at the NVE office in Nay Pyi Taw.

Overall Project Data

Financial donor: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon)

Partner: Myanmar Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE)

Contract Value/ Duration: 

  • Phase I (2014-2019): NOK 123,7 millions (USD 13 mill), whereas 11 mill NOK for Bawgata Hydro Power Plant Feasibility studies
  • Phase II (2019 -2023) NOK 85,9 millions (USD 9 millions)


The current Technical Assistance Program between MOEE and NVE has been ongoing since 2014 with various activities in a comprehensive program covering the following technical cooperation areas:

  • Hydropower Development
  • Environmental and Social Management
  • Regulatory Support
  • Hydrology
  • Capacity Building

MOEE is the main focal point for the Technical Assistance Program with NVE. In addition will two departments outside MOEE be involved for CA4 Hydrology:
    i) Department of Metrology and Hydrology (DMH) under Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC)
    ii) Irrigation and Water Utilisation Management Department (IWUMD) under Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) .

More information  

The energy situation in Myanmar:

NVE has a residential advisor in place in the capitol city, Nay Pyi Taw, and also a local assistant working at the NVE office in the premises of MOEE.


Contact person:

Gunn Oland,