June 29, 2017

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President visits dam project in southern Shan state

President U Thein Sein inspects the Myogyi dam project in Ywangan Township, southern Shan State.
President U Thein Sein inspects the Myogyi dam project in Ywangan Township, southern Shan State.

President U Thein Sein on Saturday inspected the Myogyi dam project aimed at irrigating the Meikhitla plain and generating electricity for surrounding parts of southern Shan State.
The dam in Ywangan Township has a water drainage area of 725 square miles and will deliver electricity produced by two 15 MW turbine power generators. The Irrigation Department aims to complete the project within the current fiscal year. Director General U Kyaw Myint Hlaing explained details of the construction project, including electricity generation and irrigation systems provided by Chinese experts from the Yunnan Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Co., Ltd.
The department is also about to complete construction of the Yazagyo and Myithar dams in the area.
The earthen Myogyi dam will collect water drained from Zawgyi and Kyinekham dams to generate 30 MW hydropower, irrigating 82,000 acres of land under the Zawgyi irrigation system and 33,000 acres of land on Meikhtila plain.

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