IGE’s power project to face further delays

A hydropower station first conceived in 2003 will require a further four years of work, costing an estimated K230 billion more, parliament heard on May 18. Deputy Minister for Electrical Power U Aung Than Oo told Amyotha Hluttaw that the Thahtay hydropower project on Thahtay Creek, 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of Thandwe in Rakhine […]

Plan to bring more people onto the grid

Some 1.7 million people could gain electricity access – at a cost of US$670 million, according to Minister for Electrical Power U Khin Maung Soe. The ministry has drawn up plans with help from the World Bank to extend electrification, while looking at the costs, he said at the opening of a hydropower workshop in […]