Four hydropower projects to continue implementation in 2019-2020 FY
The four hydropower projects—671-megawatt (MW) Shweli (3) hydropower project, 280-megawatt (MW) Upper Yehwa hydropower project, 111-megawatt (MW) Thahtay hydropower project and 51-megawatt (MW) Upper Kyaingtaung hydropower project—will continue implementations during 2019-2020 fiscal years, said a source from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The whole project will be finished in 2020-2021 FY.
The implementing projects during 2019-2020 FY include 622.38 miles of 66-KV power lines, 22 66-KV sub-power plants, 132-KV, 230-KV, 500-KV, 1488.15 miles of power lines, 25 sub-power plants, 23-megawatt Myanaung natural gas-fired power plant, 152-megawatt Ale Paunglaung hydropower project, 671-megawatt (MW) Shweli (3) hydropower project, 280-megawatt (MW) Upper Yehwa yydropower project, 111-megawatt (MW) Thahtay hydropower project and 51-megawatt (MW) Upper Kyaingtaung hydropower project, said Dr. Tun Naing, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
Upper Yeywa hydropower project is situated on the dam built on Dokhtawaddy (Myitnge) 280-megawatt (MW) power plant is built and it generates 1,409 million kilowatt hours annually. It is aimed at distributing power to all parts of the country through Myanmar national grid. It is a type of roller compacted concrete (RCC). It can store 277,000 acre feet of water. A 38.73 percentage of the construction of the dam has been so far finished.
Source: Eleven Myanmar
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