August 19, 2016

President U Htin Kyaw inspects Yeywa Hydropower Plant in Mandalay

President U Htin Kyaw inspects Yeywa Hydropower Plant in Mandalay.
President U Htin Kyaw inspects Yeywa Hydropower Plant in Mandalay.

PRESIDENT U Htin Kyaw stressed the need to minimize the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of hydropower projects during his inspection tour of Yeywa Hydropower Plant in Kyaukse, Mandalay Region yesterday.
The President also emphasised the need for private companies working together with the ministry to take responsibility for their work and action in meeting with officials at the briefing hall of the plant.
During the meeting, officials concerned reported to the President on hydropower plants on the Myitnge river including ongoing and future projects, the capacity of installed power plants, sub-power stations in Mandalay Region and rural electrification in the region as well as ongoing renewable energy projects in Wundwin, Nabuiang, Minbu and Chaungtha.
Next, the President, accompanied by Union Ministers Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, Dr Aung Thu and U Pe Zin Tun, Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung, Lt-Gen Aung Kyaw Zaw of the Ministry of Defense and officials inspected the control room of the plant.
ThePresident then visited staff quarters of the plant and cordially greeted staff families.
During his inspection tour, the President visited Mandalay Hill and the Mahamuni Buddha Image in Mandalay.
Yeywa Hydropower Plant is located on Myitnge river, 31-mile south-east of Mandalay. Yeywa dam is of an RCC type which is 2,264 feet long with a 433 foot high embankment. It has a 448 feet wide spillway and full-brim water storage capacity of 2.114 million acre-ft.
Yeywa hydropower plant was installed with a 790 megawatt generating capacity of four 197.5- megawatt turbines that generate 3,550 million kilowatt hours annually.


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