Improvement of Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) in Myanmar Project

Energy efficiency is the cornerstone of good energy policy; it provides multiple benefits for meeting security, environmental, and economic goals. In addition, it is highly cost-effective and smart: smart from a government perspective, and smart from a business perspective.

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has recognized the importance of energy efficiency and has set targets, along with the other ASEAN Countries. It is known by Ministry of Industry that at least 40% of energy usage in Myanmar could be save as of estimated by International Experts and 12% in 2020, 16% in 2025, 20% in 2030 would be reduce according to Energy Efficiency Policy.


Project Objective: To promote sustained Green House Gas (GHG) emissionn reduction in the Myanmar industry by: improving policy and regulatory frameworks; institutional capacity building for industrial energy efficiency (IEE); implementation of energy management system (EnMS) based on ISO 50001; and optimization of energy systems in industry.


Project Components:

Policy Support: The project will work together with the concerned authorities in Myanmar and will provide them with international technical expertise and experience that UNIDO has accumulated in similar projects. The aim will be the development of improved policies and regulatory frameworks, incentive schemes, support programmes, energy data, and awareness which will facilitate sustainable energy efficiency improvements in industry.

Capacity Building: The project will provide training in EnMS and energy system optimization (steam, compressed-air, fan). The training activities will take place in concerned institutions that will benefit from strengthened capacity in this field.

Demonstrations and Upscaling: The project will assist selected factories and industrial plants to implement energy saving measures by carrying out EnMS and/or ESO with the support of trained personnel and by accessing support programmes and incentives to be developed within this project. Demonstrations and upscaling activities will result in direct GHG emissions reductions and leverage the interest and belief in investment in IEE.


Stakeholders in Myanmar:

      Ministry of Industry, (MOI, National Executing Agency);

      Ministry of Environment Conservation and Forestry, (MOECF, GEF Focal Point);

      Ministry of Energy (MOE);

      Ministry of Science and Technology / Standards Institute;

      Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries (UMFCCI);

      Myanmar Industries Association (MIA);

      Myanmar Engineering Society (MES);

      Banks and other financial sources;

      Gender Groups;

      Civil Society Organizations (CSOs);

      Indigenous Groups.





UNIDO Headquarters

      Mr. Sanjaya SHRESTHA

      Project Manager

      UNIDO, Vienna International Centre

      PO Box 300 A-1400 Vienna, Austria

      Tel: +43 1 260 26 3086

      Fax: +43 1 260 26 6803




UNIDO Regional Field Office

      Mr. Edward Clarence-Smith

      UNIDO Representative and Regional Director

      5th floor, Department of Industrial Works Building,

      57 Phrasumen Road, Banglamphoo,

      Pranakorn Bangkok 10200, Thailand

      Tel: +66 228 08 691 ext. 109

      Fax: +66 228 08 695




Myanmar Counterpart 

      Director General,

      Directorate of Industrial Collaboration

      Ministry of Industry,

      Office No. 30, Zay Ya Htar Ni Road,

      Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

      Tel: +95 67 405157

      Fax: +95 67 405052


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