Myanmar to begin generating wind energy


THE Ministry of Electric Power signed a memorandum of understanding with China Three Gorges International Corporation on electricity production from wind power in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The ministry’s director general U Aye Hsan and Mr Lu Guojun, chairman of China Three Gorges International Corporation, inked the MoU and exchanged notes.

The MoU is aimed at implementing a 30 MW wind power project in Chaungtha, Ayeyawady Region.

Also present at the signing ceremony were Union Minister U Khin Maung Soe, Deputy Minister U Maw Tha Htway and other officials.
According to feasibility studies, there is wind energy production potential in Myanmar, with 10 project areas in Chin State with the potential to produce 1,472 MW, 10 in Rakhine State for 1,484 MW, five in Ayeyawady Region for 478 MW and two in Yangon Region for 274 MW.


Source: Myanmar News Agency


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