July 02, 2017

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Myanmar plans to meet nationwide power demand by 2030

Outstanding youths and scout youths formally launch Loikaw Main Power Station.
Outstanding youths and scout youths formally launch Loikaw Main Power Station.

Myanmar has increased its nationwide power supply by 1,400 megawatts to a total of 4,800 megawatts, up from 3,413 megawatts five years ago, Union Minister for Electric Power U Khin Maung Soe told the ceremony to mark launching of electricity supply from Loikaw Main Power Station Friday.
The union minister said Loikaw was the only area in Kayah State with access to electricity in 1960, when the No. 2 Belu Creek Hydropower Station was completed. Until 2011, the power station provided electricity to four more towns.
The 132/33/11KV main substation in Loikaw, completed in April 2015 at a cost of U.S. $6.406 million, plus nearly K8 billion, can now distribute electricity to most parts of the region, including nearby villages.
Arrangements are under way to construct more power grids and substations to ensure that over 90 percent of the households in Kayah State will enjoy access to electricity by the end of this fiscal year.
According to the World Bank Vision, Myanmar will strive to make electricity available in every part of the country by 2030.
Under a joint project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Myanmar will produce 4,531 MW in 2020-2021, 8,021 MW in 2025-2026 and 14,542 MW in 2030-2031.

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