October 19, 2017

Vice President U Myint Swe inspects Phyu Chaung Multi-Purpose Dam Project

Vice President U Myint Swe inspects the Phyu Chaung Muli-Purpose Dam Project in Phyu, Bago Region on 22 September. Photo: MNA

Vice President U Myint Swe accompanied by Bago Region Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Aung Zaw Naing and U Htein Lwin, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy arrived at the Phyu Chaung Multi-Purpose Dam Project yesterday morning and inspected the Phyu Chaung Dam and the Phyu Chaung hydroelectric power station.
First, the Vice President observed the Phyu Chaung Dam from the dam view point. Next, he was briefed about the status of the Phyu Chaung Multi-Purpose Dam Project and the irrigation system which was under construction by the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department Director General U Kyaw Myint Hlaing in the briefing hall of the Phyu Chaung Multi-Purpose Dam Project.
Electric Power Supply Enterprise Managing Director U Khin Maung Win then explained about the Phyu Chaung hydroelectric power station.

Phyu Chaung Muli-Purpose Dam in Phyu Township, Bago Region. Photo: MNA

With regard to the briefings that were presented, the Vice President stressed the need to be continuously prepared and to be alert for natural disasters while implementing the project, to strive for completion of the project in accordance with the project plan as only 16.1 per cent of the planned 90,000 acres had been provided with irrigation water so far, the need to provide irrigation water to the farmers so that they could utilize it effectively, fully utilize the electric power generated during the rainy season without wastage and to provide education, health and welfare support for the staff and family members of the project.
Afterwards, the Vice President viewed the power generation and power distribution works being carried out in the Phyu Chaung hydroelectric power station.
The Phyu Chaung hydroelectric power station has two 20 MW generators installed and can generate a full 40 MW during the rainy season, it is learnt.

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