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March 30, 2020

By summer, no more power cuts in Yangon: Regional minister

Electricity will be fully supplied to the Yangon Region by summer, the Yangon Region Electric Power, Industry and Transportation Minister Daw Nilar Kyaw said.
“We are taking two measures to supply sufficient electricity to Yangon Region during the summer and sufficiently means full voltage and uninterrupted power supply,” she said.
A 300-megawatt power station is being built in Seikkyi/Khanaungto Township in the region and a power station vessel capable of generating 300-megawatts will be docked at Thilawa Terminal to supply electricity to the region.
Being the commercial hub of the country, electricity consumption in the region has increased year by year.
The regional minister was responding to the question raised at the regional legislature on Tuesday.
In addition to power generation, it is also necessary to distribute the electricity supply efficiently, the regional minister added, as the region faces a 13.5 per cent power loss along its power grids.
The regional minister also added that charges for electricity in the region are so cheap that the Ministry of Electric Power and Energy faced losses of Ks470 billion each year. With the two new power generation facilities, the ministry will suffer a loss of Ks900 billion this year.
Although the government has been exerting efforts to supply electricity to the region, there are still many urban and rural areas where electricity is not available.

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