September 17, 2016

Electricity comes to village in Meiktila

The power station
The power station being formally opened by officials.

A VILLAGE-tract in Meiktila township of Mandalay Region has gained access to electricity as a result of self-reliant efforts.
The villagers of Aleiywa now have access to electricity as part of a joint electrification effort made by the government, local people and well-wishers. The village installed 6.5 miles of 11KV power lines and two 200KVA transformers at the cost of K120 million.
At the ceremony, Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung and officials pressed the button to start the transformer to supply electricity to houses in the village.
The chief minister described electricity as crucial for the development of the economy, education and health, saying that the success of industrial development rests with the availability of electricity.
He also spoke of the government’s commitment to maintaining a sufficient supply of electricity across the country, urging local residents to make the best use of electricity for the development of their community.
U Win Htein, CEC member of the National League for Democracy, called for the use of electricity in enterprises that would enhance socioeconomic development. Meiktila township has 379 villages, of which 275 have access to electricity.


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