Local, foreign investment invited to electrify 26 towns in Ayeyawady

Local and foreign investment will be invited in an effort to provide electricity to 26 towns in Ayeyawady Region, said Win Htay, the regional minister for electric power and energy and for industry and transport.

The regional minister made the announcement during a discussion about the need for local and foreign investment for electricity development in Ayeyawady Region held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Yangon on July 3.

The minister said: “We aim for the least-developed village-tracts to enjoy electricity. This is not included in the National Electrification Plan. We plan to introduce independent power production models.”

Local and foreign investors will be invited to generate power and supply it to two village-tracts each from 26 towns in Ayeyawady Region. The power will be generated through micro grids.

“We will keep on negotiating the results of this discussion. Rural areas will acquire electricity. Systematic implementation will be carried out to be able to supply power to industrial zones and factories,” said UMFCCI president Zaw Min Win.

Ayeyawaday consumes 97MW a day. Industrial consumption has increased by 15 percent, the minister said.
Power is being generated in a variety of ways—solar, paddy husk, tower and natural gas.

Source : Eleven Myanmar