THAYAAYE and Aungmyeyeiktha villages in Tatkon Township of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area have received 24-hour electricity as of Tuesday.
At Thayaaye village, a two mile 11KV cable and 11/0.4 KV (200) KVA transformer were installed by the Nay Pyi Taw Council.
A 400 volt electricity line was paid for by the villagers. The 24-hour electricity service will provide power to all 70 houses of the village.
72-year-old village grandmother Daw Mi said she was thrilled to receive electricity as it has brought her and the local people a better quality of life. Villagers no longer have to rely on firewood or bamboo fuel for cooking. It will be benefit the environment, she added.
At Aungmyeyeiktha village a 3.5 mile 11KV cable and 11/0.4KV (200) KVA transformer was installed by the Nay Pyi Taw Council while the line was again paid for by villagers. The electricity is connected to all 165 houses in the village.
Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Myint Shwe, District Electrical Power Chief Engineer U Aung Myint, Township Administrator U Ye Mon and departmental officials visited the villages to formally open the transformers.
Providing electricity to rural areas is fundamental to improving both rural and urban areas in the state, officials said.
Tin Soe Lwin-Tatkon IPRD