Construction of Upper Yeywa Hydropower Project going on

(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.

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