Thai state-owned PTT Exploration and Production Plc PTTEP signed a petroleum sharing contract with the Myanmar government Wednesday. Thai Energy Minister Arak Chonlatanon and his Myanmar counterpart U Than Htay on Wednesday witnessed the signing of a production sharing contract for two onshore petroleum blocks — PSC-G and EP-2 in the Central Myanmar Basin, west of Naypyidaw.
The Thai energy minister said Thailand also has a project to produce electricity in the short run to support Myanmar due to the rapidly growing demand for energy in Myanmar and its hosting of Southeast Asian Games in Naypyidaw next year.
Tevin Vongvanich, PTTEP president and chief executive, said the two blocks encompass about 15,000 square kilometres and about US$24 million will be spent in the first three years of exploration.The new energy source will be partly produced for domestic use in Myanmar.After Myanmar opened the country, the European Union lifted its economic sanctions against Myanmar and the U.S. eased its restrictions on Myanmar, changes which are leading to more industrial investment and higher energy use in Myanmar.
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Thailand Q1 Investment Applications Soar 80% as FDI More Than Double says BOI
The top three source countries of FDI applications during the first quarter were South Korea, China, and Singapore, with similar levels of investment. Korean investment soared due to a large-scale joint venture in the medical sector, Ms Duangjai said.
The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said today that in the first quarter of 2021, investment applications rose 80% from the year earlier period to a total value of 123.4 billion baht (USD3.9 billion), led by projects in the medical and electric and electronics (E&E) sectors, as foreign direct investment (FDI) applications more than doubled.(more…)
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