MP to raise question on frequent power cuts in Yangon

A question on the frequent power blackouts in Yangon will be raised at the regional parliament, said regional MP Kyi Pyar.

“By May 9, I will have to submit this question to the parliamentary session, which is scheduled for May 18. I will raise a question about frequent power cuts,” she added.

“People feel upset about frequent power cuts. I plan to submit the question to the parliament as I myself feel upset.”

Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said at a discussion the development of Yangon at City Hall on May 5: “Power consumption exceeds actual production capacity. Power distribution in Yangon is carried through hydropower plants and 61 gas turbines. These machines have a production capacity of about 990 megawatts. But they can generate just over 400 megawatts. We have to use gas to generate power. But this is still not enough. There will be system breakdowns when power consumption is higher than production capacity. The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) should balance power consumption and production capacity. Power cuts hamper our work.”

Source: Eleven Myanmar

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