Electric Power No. 1 Minister inspects Yenwe hydropower plant

June 22, 2008

(Yangon, 21 June, 2008)

  • Minister for Electric Power No. 1 Col Zaw Min arrived at Yenwe hydropower plant near Myo Chaung village in Kyaukdaga Township, Bago Division yesterday. At the briefing hall, the minister heard reports on supply of electricity, storage of water in the dam, maintenance of machines and staff welfare presented by plant manager U Tun Chit. Superintending Engineer U Khin Maung Oo of Hydropower Generating Enterprise gave a supplementary report.
  • Then, the minister asked about the matters related to education and health of the staff’s families and fulfilled the requirements.
  • Next, the minister and party inspected running of machines in the plant. Yenwe hydropower plant was installed with two 12.5 megawatt generators, and the plant generates 123 million kwh yearly.

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Hydropower projects inspected

June 7, 2008
(NAY PYI TAW, 6 June, 2008)
  • July-Minister for Electric Power No. 1 Col Zaw Min together with Deputy Minister U Myo Myint and officials inspected Upper Paunglaung hydropower project on Paunglaung creek, 26-mile east of Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana on 4 June.

  • The minister inspected diversion weir and diversion canal.

  • Next, the minister and party looked into construction of 120m3/ hr Batching Plant and attended to the requirements.

  • At the briefing hall, Director-General of No. 1 Construction U Thaung Han reported on 75.66 % completion of diversion canal, 10.69% completion of main embankment. Director-General of Geology Department U Aung Than Oo explained matters relating to geological facts and the deputy minister gave supplementary reports.

  • Concerning the reports, the minister gave instructions to proper management of maintenance works during the monsoon season.

  • Upon com-pletion, Upper Paung-laung hydropower project can generate 454 million kWh of electricity per year. The project will produce a total of 932 million kWh per year.

  • The minister and party proceeded to Nancho hydropower project situated on Nancho creek where they inspected the sites for Head Tank along water intake canal in a motorcade.

  • On completion, the project can generate 152 million kWh of electricity per year.