LOCAL authorities plan to install transformers across Katha District in Sagaing Region next year to increase access to electricity in the region.
Funded by the Union government, the project is estimated to cost over Ks7.8 billion.
Under the new scheme, Katha District electrical engineers will construct a 33/11 MVA sub-power station, 13 miles of 33 KV power lines and 15 miles of 11 KV power lines in Pinlebu Township; Katha-Moetagyi 66/11 KV 5 MVA sub-power station and two miles of 66 KV power lines as well as Katha-Indarant 33/11 KV 5 MVA sub-power station and 18 miles of 33 KV line.
The project also covers upgrading of existing power facilities in Kawlin Township and replacement of the supporting structures of Htigyaing-Kyaunggon power lines.
Public participation also plays a vital role in implementing the installation of 400 voltage power lines in the rural areas, said U Hsan Tint, township electrical engineer.
Local authorities have received budgets for a project to build 10 miles of 11 KV power lines from Minkaunggon to Moetagyi this fiscal year. It is estimated that the project is likely to start before the end of 2017 after completing the tender process.—Myitmakha News Agency