Chaungtha Wind Farm Project


THE China Three Gorges Corporation signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the development of Chaungtha Wind Farm Project in Ayeyawady Region with Ministry of Electric Power of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw recently.

The MoA signing ceremony on 29th February was hosted by U Khin Maung Soe, Union Minister for Electric Power, Mr Lu Guojun, Assistant President of China Three Gorges Corporation and Chairman of China Three Gorges International Corporation, and U Aye Hsan, Director General of Department of Electric Power Planning represented both parties and signed the MOA.

Representatives of the Chinese Embassy of the Republic of Union of Myanmar and main senior officials of the Ministry of Electric Power of Myanmar attended and witnessed the signing ceremony.

The Chaungtha Wind Farm Project is the first wind power project promoted by the Myanmar government, which has been recommended by the Chinese and Myanmar governments to be the demonstration project for electric power cooperation between China and Myanmar.

The project is located in the Pathein area of Ayayawady Region with the installed capacity of 30 MW for the first batch of development. The project will enrich energy organisation in Myanmar and party solve the electricity demand of local residents.

In August of 2012 the China Three Gorges Corporation invested and signed a MoU for the development of wind power projects in Chin State, Rakhine State, Ayeyawady Region and Yangon Region with the Ministry of Electric Power.

Thereafter the China Three Gorges Corporation completed preliminary planning report of wind power projects in the above four states and feasibility study report of Chaungtha Wind Farm Project. The China Three Gorges Corporation obtained prior development rights in the above four states, among which Chaungtha Win Farm Project is the first invested project.


Source: GNLM

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