Implementation Mingwa hydropower plant project signed

A contract signing ceremony concerning the implementation of the Maingwa hydropower plant in Mongla, Shan State (East) was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

The Ministry of Electric Power and Shan State East Development Company Limited inked the deal to implement the project for electricity generation of 66 magawatts under the Built, Operate, Transfer (BOT) scheme.  The hydropower plant is set to be built across Nantlway creek in Mongla, Shan State (East).

During the ceremony, Director- General U Aye Hsan of Hydropower Implementation Department and U Kyi Myint, director of the company, signed the contract in the presence of Union Minister for Electric Power U Khin Maung Soe and officials. In his address, the Union minister stressed the need for providing local people in the region with the necessary assistance and making sure of strict adherence to the Environmental Conservation Law.  He further spoke on taking steps in minimizing the environmental and social impacts of hydroelectric power.

Source: Myanmar News Agency

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