December 13, 2017

Union Minister visits Yeywa hydropower dam

Union Minister U Win Khaing meets officials and staff of Yeywa hydropower dam. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing visited Yeywa hydropower dam in Mandalay Region where to inspect the turbine and generator of a 790-megawatt power plant.
At the meeting hall of the dam, the minister met with officials and discussed the power distribution system and its connection with the national grid and generation targets.
The plant has annual production capacity of 3550 kilowatt hours and maintenance of machines. Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr. Tun Naing who was included in the minister’s inspection team and Department of Hydropower Implementation officials reported on dam maintenance works of the hydropower plant located near Yeyaman village 38 miles southeast of Mandalay.

Union Minister U Win Khaing meets officials and staff of Yeywa hydropower dam. Photo: MNA

The minister then inspected the project site of the 66-megawatt Deedok hydropower dam located downstream of the Yeywa Dam.
The 2264-foot-long and 433-foot-high Yeywa Dam can store up to two million acre-feet of water.—Myanmar News Agency

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