EP-1, Htoo Trading sign MoU to cooperate in hydropower projects

December 31, 2009

(NAY PYI TAW, 31 Dec, 2009)

  • The MoU signing ceremony between Hydropower Administration Department under the Ministry of Electric Power No. (1) and Htoo Trading Co Ltd to cooperate in Upper Hsetawgyi and Htakha hydropower projects through B.O.T system was held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Electric Power No. (1) here on 29 December.
  • It was attended by Minister for Electric Power No. (1) Col Zaw Min, Minister for Electric Power No. (2) Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint, Minister for National Planning and Economic Development U Soe Tha, Minister for Finance and Revenue Maj-Gen Hla Tun, deputy ministers, directors – general , managing directors and officials.
  • Minister for Electric Power No. (1) Col Zaw Min extended greetings and Chairman of Htoo Trading Co Ltd U Teza explained the purpose of signing the MoU. Later, the directorgeneral of the Hydropower Administration Department under the Ministry of Electric Power No. (1) and responsible person of Htoo Trading Co Ltd signed the MoU and exchanged the documents.
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Electric Power No. 1 Minister inspects dam projects

December 27, 2009

(NAY PYI TAW, 26 Dec, 2009)

  • Minister for Electric Power No. 1 Col Zaw Min, on 24 December, inspected Kunchaung Dam Project and gave necessary instructions.
  • The project being implemented by Construction No.3 is located about nine miles to the south-west of Pyu in Toungoo District. The minister also inspected Shwegyin Dam Project near Kyauknagar village, about six miles to the northeast of Shwegyin in Bago Division. The minister heard reports on progress of work and called personnel concerned for timely completion of the project.

EP No.1 Minister receives President of China Power Investment Corporation (CPI)

December 25, 2009

(NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec, 2009)

  • Minister for Electric Power No.1 Col Zaw Min received President Mr Lu Qi Zhou of China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) of the People’s Republic of China and party at the meeting hall of the ministry here on 20 December.
  • The two sides discussed the matters on cooperation and investment in Maykha- Malikha Basin Hydropower project and Ayeyawady Confluence Hydropower Project.

ခ်ီေဗြေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္ စီမံကိန္းလုပ္ငန္းခြင္သို႔ တိုင္းမွဴးႏွင့္၀န္ႀကီးတို႔မွ သြားေရာက္စစ္ေဆး

December 22, 2009
  • (၂၂.၁၂.၂၀၀၉) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုႀကံ့ခိုင္ေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးအသင္း တြဲဖက္အေထြေထြ အတြင္းေရးမွဴး၊ အမွတ္(၁) လွ်ပ္စစ္စြမ္းအား၀န္ႀကီး႒ာန၀န္ႀကီး ဗုိလ္မွဴဳးႀကီးေဇာ္မင္း၊ ဗဟို အတြင္းေရးမွဴး၊ ကခ်င္ျပည္ နယ္တာ၀န္ခံ၊ ဆက္သြယ္ေရး စာတိုက္ႏွင့္ ေၾကးနန္း၀န္ႀကီး႒ာန ၀န္ႀကီး  ဗိုလ္မွဴးခ်ဳပ္သိန္းေဇာ္ႏွင့္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္းတိုင္းစစ္႒ာနခ်ဳပ္တိုင္းမွဴး ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္စိုး၀င္းတို႔သည္ ခ်ီေဗြေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္ စီမံကိန္း လုပ္ငန္းခြင္သို႔ သြားေရာက္ၾကည့္ ႐ႈ႕စစ္ေဆးရာ  တ႐ုတ္ႏိုင္ငံ CPI ကုမၸဏီမွတာ၀န္႐ွိသူမ်ားႏွင့္ ႒ာနဆိုင္ရာတာ၀န္႐ွိသူမ်ားမွ ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္စီမံကိန္း ေဆာင္႐ြက္ ေနမႈ အေျခအေနမ်ားကို တိုင္းမွဴးႏွင့္ ၀န္ႀကီးတို႔အား ႐ွင္းလင္းတင္ျပခဲ့ၾကသည္။
  • ထို႔ေနာက္ တိုင္းမွဴးႏွင့္ ၀န္ႀကီးတို႔မွ လိုအပ္ခ်က္မ်ားကို လမ္းၫႊန္မွာၾကားၿပီး ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္ စီမံကိန္းအား လွည့္လည္ၾကည့္႐ႈ႔စစ္ေဆးခဲ့သည္။ ဆက္လက္၍ တိုင္းမွဴးႏွင့္ ၀န္ႀကီးတို႔သည္ နယ္စပ္ကုန္သြယ္ေရးစခန္း ဖြင့္လွစ္မည့္ ပန္၀ါေဒသသို႔ သြားေရာက္ၾကည့္႐ႈ႕စစ္ေဆးခဲ႔ေၾကာင္း သတင္းရ႐ွိပါသည္။

ျမစ္ႀကီးနားၿမိဳ႕နယ္၌ ျမစ္ဆံုေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္ စီမံကိန္းလုပ္ငန္းစတင္ျခင္း အခမ္းအနားက်င္းပျပဳလုပ္

December 21, 2009
  • (၂၁.၁၂.၂၀၀၉) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ျမစ္ဆံုေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္စီမံကိန္းလုပ္ငန္း စတင္ျခင္း အခမ္းအနားကို က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ရာ ျပည္ေထာင္စုႀကံ့ခိုင္ေရးႏွင့္ဖြံ႔ ၿဖိဳးေရးအသင္း တြဲဖက္အေထြေထြ အတြင္းေရးမွဴး၊ အမွတ္(၁)လွ်ပ္စစ္စြမ္းအား ၀န္ႀကီး႒ာန၀န္ႀကီး ဗိုလ္မွဴးႀကီးေဇာ္မင္း၊ ျပည္ခိုင္ၿဖိဳး အသင္း ဗဟိုအတြင္းေရးမွဴး၊ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္တာ၀န္ခံ၊ ဆက္သြယ္ေရး စာတိုက္ႏွင့္ေၾကးနန္း ၀န္ႀကီး႒ာန၀န္ႀကီး ဗိုလ္မွဴးခ်ဳပ္သိန္းေဇာ္တို႔သည္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္းတိုင္းစစ္ဌာနခ်ဳပ္ တိုင္းမွဴး ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ စိုး၀င္း ႏွင့္အဖြဲ႕သည္ တက္ေရာက္ခဲ႔ၾကသည္။
  • အဆိုပါအခမ္းအနားသို႔ တ႐ုတ္ႏိုင္ငံ၊ CPI ကုမၸဏီဥကၠ႒ မစၥတာလုခ်ိခ်ံဳးႏွင့္ အဖြဲ႔၀င္မ်ား၊ ယူနန္ျပည္နယ္ဒုဥကၠ႒ မစၥတာကြၽမ္း၀ွါ၊ တ႐ုတ္ႏိုင္ငံ စီးပြား/ကူးသန္း၀န္ႀကီး႒ာန ဒုၫႊန္မွဴးႏွင့္ ေအ႐ွားေ၀ါလ္ကုမၸဏီ ဒါ႐ိုက္တာဦးထြန္းျမင့္ႏိုင္၊ ျပည္နယ္အဆင့္ ႒ာနဆိုင္ရာ အႀကီးအကဲမ်ား၊ လူမႈေရးအသင္းအဖြဲ႔မ်ား၊ ႐ိုးရာယဥ္ေက်းမႈအဖြဲ႔ တိုင္းရင္းသား/ တိုင္းရင္းသူမ်ား၊ ေဒသခံ ျပည္သူမ်ား၊ ျပည္နယ္/ခ႐ိုင္/ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ျပည္ခိုင္ၿဖိဳးအသင္း အတြင္းေရးမွဴးႏွင့္ အလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္မ်ား စုစုေပါင္းအင္အား (၇၅၀)ဦးခန္႔တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့ ၾကေၾကာင္း သတင္းရ႐ွိသည္။

Construction of Upper Yeywa Hydropower Project going on

December 19, 2009

(NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec, 2009)

  • Minister for Electric Power No. 1 Col Zaw Min who accompanied the Head of State in his inspection tour, together with Director- General U Myint Zaw of Hydropower Department on 16 December visited Upper Yeywa Hydropower Project.
  • At the briefing hall of the director of No. 2 Construction Group reported to the minister on location of the project, construction of roads to the project, chosen site for dam, chosen places for construction of intake tunnel and diversion tunnel, chosen site for construction of power station, condition of rock layers according to geological survey, and future programmes. The minister called for completion of work at the top of the agenda in season and inspected the chosen site for construction of the dam and stones from Sein Lun quarry.
  • The minister then cordially greeted community elders and local residents from Taunggyay village near the project.
  • Yeywa Hydropower Project (Upper) is built across Dokhtawady river in Kyaukme Township, 65 miles upstream of Yeywa Hydropower Project. The river was dammed and hydropower projects are being implemented along it-Yeywa Hydropower Project as the first phase and Upper Yeywa Hydropower Project as the second. The Upper Yeywa Hydropower Project will be a 140-megawatt electricity supplier.

Yeywa Hydropower Project to generate 3550 million kwh yearly

December 17, 2009

(NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec)

  • Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander- in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe yesterday afternoon went on an inspection tour of Yeywa Hydropower Project on Myitnge river, 31 miles southeast of Mandalay, Mandalay Division, being implemented by No 2 Construction Group of the Hydropower Department under the Ministry of Electric Power No 1.
  • Senior General Than Shwe, accompanied by Member of the SPDC General Thura Shwe Mann and members of the entourage helicoptered from Minsu village of Kyaukse township at 1:15 pm and landed at Yeywa Hydropower Project at 1:45 pm. At the briefing hall, Minister for Electric Power No. 1 Col Zaw Min presented reports to Senior General Than Shwe and entourage that Yeywa Hydropower Project on Myitnge River, being a RCC concrete dam with the length of 2,264 feet and the height of 433 feet was being built; that it was also the major hydropower project of the State; the four 197.5 megawatt turbines have been installed; that No 1 turbine would start generating power in near future; that construction tasks were being expedited for the remaining three turbines to generate power; that the construction of main dam , water intake structure, spillway and diversion tunnel Nos (1) and (2) have completed; that water is being stored at the dam; that tasks for installation of machines to be used in generating power and construction of drainage and switch yard are in their final stages; and that emphasis is being placed on this project to meet set standards as it is one of the world’s largest dams of RCC type.
  • Thanks to encouragement of the government and concerted efforts of the project workers, the project will complete two years earlier than the scheduled. As it is a project being implemented through the modern technology, the modern machinery are being installed at the dam to detect the strength, movement of water, water pressure and temperature of the main embankment.
  • After hearing the reports, the Senior General gave guidance that as the project is in its final stage of installing turbines, it is necessary to place emphasis on timely completion of the construction tasks the meeting set standards, and he stressed the need to maintain the dams of the completed hydropower plants for their durability.
  • The Senior General presented fruit baskets to technicians from abroad and at home.
  • The Senior General and party viewed scale model of Yeywa Hydropower Plant. At the main concrete embankment, the Head of State and party looked into storage of water at the dam, removal of the rock layer from the drain of the plant, construction of the power plant and subpower stations, intake structure, installation of sluice gate and all other tasks of the project. At the power plant, the Senior General and party inspected final installation of the parts at No. 1 generator and installation of parts at No. 2 geneator.
  • After visiting Yeywa Hydropower Plant, the Head of State and party left there by helicopter.
  • Among four generators of Yeywa Hydropower Project, each is over 1500 tons in weight, and over 100,000 parts are systematically installed at each generator.
  • The 790 megawatt Yeywa Hydropower Plant will produce 3550 million kwh annually.
  • The generating capacity of Yeywa Hydropower Plant will be 70 per cent of about 5000 million kwh being generated by 15 power plants under the Ministry of Electric Power No. 1. Yeywa RCC Dam is one of the largest RCC dams in the world.