March 09, 2017

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Construction of Falam-Thaingngin-Tiddim 66 KV transmission line 28 per cent complete

Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than.

The 55-mile long Falam-Thaingngin-Tiddim 66 KV transmission line is under construction and the project is 28 per cent complete, said the Deputy Minister for Electric Power and Energy Dr Tun Naing in response to the question raised by U Kyint Khant Paung, a parliamentarian for Constituency No. 6 in Chin State at the 16th day, fourth regular session of the 2nd Amyotha Hluttaw in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
As to whether arrangements have been made to ensure electricity access for the locals in Tiddim and Tonzang Townships in Chin State through the national grid, the deputy minister answered that the aforementioned transmission line and a sub-power station will be developed in Tiddim at a cost of Ks6.03 billion, saying Ks3.98 billion budget is expected to be spent for construction of a 20-mile long Thaingngin-Tiddim transmission line and Tiddim sub-power station. Ks50 million is submitted to the union government for the 2017-2018 FY and the finance commission meeting approved the requested fund and it was sent to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for approval.
The 29-mile long Tiddim-Tonzang transmission line and a sub-power station in Tonzang Township will be implemented only when the requested budget is approved, he added. He explained that Kyikhar Town is not connected to the national grid, and the Chin State government is planning to construct Karlay creek hydropower plant project to supply sufficient electricity.
Regarding the motion on how to measure the land area of the former Ahbaw airport in Ye Township, Mon State where necessary land preparation works will be made to construct a sub-power station and Ks78.9 million compensation was paid to the rubber plantation owners asked by U Myo Win, a Member of Parliament from Mon State Constituency No. 8, the deputy minister replied that the proposal to construct 180-mile long transmission line and sub-power stations to distribute electricity from Mawlamyine, capital of Mon State to Taninthayi Region’s Dawei City through the US$ 500 million loan from the Asian Development Bank was sent to the ADB with the approval of the cabinet meeting. Out of 133.90 acres of the land area on the former Ahbaw airport, a 63.35-acre plot of land was chosen for construction of the sub-power station, he said.
He went on to say that Ks78.9 million compensation for crops was given to 12 farmers on 4 July 2014 and the chosen site for the sub-power station is located in the airport area.
The township General Administration Department informed the local people that they are allowed to object to the the submission on construction of the sub-power station on 63.35 acres land area in Ahbaw village-tract, Ye Township. Land reclamation and compensation for the crops and farmland were carried out in accord with rules and regulations, he added, saying construction of fence for the sub-power station will be implemented in 2017-2018 FY. He also answered the question of U Zong Hlwel Htan, an MP for Constituency No. 4 in Chin State, that there was a plan to supply electricity to Reedhorda Town from Falam Township, Chin State through the national grid, the question of U Pe Tin, a lawmaker from Constituency No. 6 in Mon State, that there was a plan to construct a sub-power station to supply the power to Domar, Htonman, Setthweye and Kwamkave villages in Mudon Township via the Mawlamyine-Mudon-Thanbyuzayet 33 KV transmission line, a question asked by U Khin Zaw Oo, a legislator for the Constituency No. 3 in Mon State, that there was an arrangement to provide the residents from Nyaungbinseik Ward in Mawlamyine, Mon State with electricity, and a proposal submitted by U Myint Naing, an Amyotha Hluttaw representative from the Constituency No. 5 in Rakhine State over the measures to supply electricity to Apaukwa Village, Kyauktaw Township in Rakhine State.
Member of Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee Daw Nang Ni Ni Aye read out the findings and reviews concerning Oil and Petroleum Products Bill sent back by the Pyithu Hluttaw with its amendments and U Larl Min Htan, the findings and reviews on the Bill on the Transfer of the Culprit. The Upper House speaker asked the MPs to enlist their names if they wanted to discuss the bills.

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