Yangon Region losing electricity units worth over K1.6bn yearly

Government suffers losses of K1.6 billion per year as each of 45 townships in Yangon Region see loss of electricity units worth about K30 million every month, said MP Yan Aung for Mingalar Taungnyunt Township Constituency No (2).

The MP made the remark in his question about any plan to prevent electricity unit losses and in the region during a session of the Yangon Region Parliament on July 1.

“Due to technological weaknesses and human errors, malpractices occur, leading to financial losses every year. For example, Dawbon Township suffers a loss of K28 or K29 million monthly. According to released figures, there is a loss of about K37 million or K38 million a month in Pabedan Township. Calculating losses in 45 townships, there is a loss of K30 million in each township. As there are losses of 13,500 units, we are losing K1.62 billion a year. This is for Yangon Region only. A huge sum of money will be lost across the country,” said MP Yan Aung.

Yan Aung then suggested about the change of analog system into AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) digital system.

“There were cases in which electricity bills cost only K500 or a little though a lot of units have been used. Even some staff members approached some of my friends how they could help them reduce electricity charges for them,” said the MP.

The government has announced that electricity charges will increase starting from July.

Source: Eleven Myanmar

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