Solar energy to power Maubin industrial park

Solar energy will be distributed at the recently opened Maubin Industrial Park, according to Ayeyawady Region government.

The electricity infrastructure plays a vital importance for the development of industrial zone. The State still cannot supply sufficient electric power for the park. And so, the companies concerned are preparing to supply solar energy, said U Win Htay, Ayeyawady Region Electricity, Power, Industry and Communication minister at a MoU signing ceremony between Won Toll Company and Maubin Industrial Development Company.

Thirty megawats will be initially produced for Maubin industrial park. The operation is expected to commence in end of July. We target to complete this within a year, said U Kun Zaw Tun from Won Toll Company. The operation is likely to start once the electricity seller/buyer companies and the regional government agreed on a series of agreements. The project will be developed on 150-acres of land. The solar project will spend US$90million and charges for a unit of electricity are set 5.5 Baht on average for Maubin industrial Park. The Maubin Industrial Park is reported to create over 70,000 job opportunities, with a target to employ up to 200,000 labourers in coming three years. Maubin and Nyaungdon Industrial zones play a crucial role to effectuate the industrail development in Ayeyawady Region, said Kayin Ethnic Affair minister to Ayeyawady Region.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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