Biluchaung hydropower plant restored with completion of rehabitation

Biluchaung No 2 hydropower plant celebrated overall completion of its all-round rehabilitation project, implemented with the help of 6.6 billion yen of Japan’s grant yesterday. 

In his address, Union Minister U Khin Maung Soe said that more than 53-year-old hydropower plant has been back in operation, restored to its original strength of generating 168MW following the two stages of rehabilitation project. 

The Union minister added that a national electricity master plan backed by Japan International Cooperation Agency has been drawn up in order to ensure 100 % electricity coverage across the country in 2030-2031. 

According to the Union minister, 256 of 511 villages in Kayah State will have access to electricity at the end of this fiscal year, and plans are underway to electrify the remaining villages through solar system.  Next, the Union Minister, Kayah State Chief Minister U Khin Maung Oo, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Tateshi Higuchi, Vice-Chair of Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association Mr. Yoshito Sengoku and JICA Resident Representative Mr. Keiichiro Nakazawa formally opened a ceremony to mark completion of all-round rehabilitation of Biluchaung No 2 hydropower plant.

The JICA resident representative handed over documents related to the plant to Managing Director U Khin Maung Win of the Department of Hydropower Implementation.  After the ceremony, the Union minister and party viewed the control room of the plant.

Source: Myanmar News Agency

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