Ministry of Energy (Myanmar)
စွမ်းအင် ဝန်ကြီးဌာန
Ministry of Energy seal.svg
Seal of the Ministry of Energy
Agency overview
Formed
  • 12 April 1985 (1985-04-12) (1st)
  • 2 May 2022 (2022-05-02) (2nd)
DissolvedMarch 30, 2016 (2016-03-30) (1st time)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Myanmar
HeadquartersBuilding No (6)
Naypyidaw
Minister responsible
  • Myo Myint Oo
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Thant Zin
Child agencies
Websitewww.energy.gov.mm

The Ministry of Energy (Burmese: စွမ်းအင် ဝန်ကြီးဌာန, 'MOE') is a ministry in the Burmese government responsible for the country's energy sector, in particular exploration of crude oil and natural gas and manufacture and distribution of petrochemicals and petroleum products.[1] The current minister is Thaung Han who is also the minister of Ministry of Electric Power.

History

From 1948 to 1985, organizations for energy sector are organized under Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Industry (2). Ministry of Energy was formed on 1985 April (12) by Council of State. In 2016, newly elected president Htin Kyaw combined Ministry of Electric Power and Ministry of Energy as Ministry of Electricity and Energy.[2]

In 2022 May, SAC reconstituted the ministry as Ministry of Electric Power and Ministry of Energy.[3]

Ministers

Ministers of MOE (2011 - 2016)

Ministers of MOEE (2016 - 2022)

Ministers of MOE

Deputy Ministers

Projects

Myanmar Engineering Society has identified at least 39 locations capable of geothermal power production and some of these hydrothermal reservoirs lie quite close to Yangon which is a significant underutilized resource for electrical generation to accelerate rural & economic development.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Ministry of Energy". Ministry of Energy. 2001. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  2. ^ "History of Energy".
  3. ^ "ပြည်ထောင်စုဝန်ကြီးဌာန ပြင်ဆင်ဖွဲ့စည်းခြင်း".
  4. ^ "ပြည်ထောင်စုဝန်ကြီးများ ပြောင်းလဲတာဝန်ပေးခြင်း". Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  5. ^ DuByne, David (November 2015), "Geothermal Energy in Myanmar Securing Electricity for Eastern Border Development" (PDF), Myanmar Business Today Magazine: 6–8