The Union Minister for Electricity and Energy, U Win Khaing, inspected safety measures at CNG refilling stations of Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise in Yangon Region yesterday.
The Union Minister, along with MOGE Managing Director U Myo Myint Oo and officials, inspected refilling station No. 008 in Pale Township and No. 042 in Htauk Kyant. He asked officials to follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) at the stations to ensure work-site safety and to prevent an outbreak of fire.
MOGE has opened 46 CNG refilling stations, including 41 in Yangon Region, two in Mandalay Region, and three in Magway Region, which sell about 23 million cubic feet of natural gas to 28,299 Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) daily.
The current price of CNG is about three times lower than diesel and petrol, benefiting the transportation of passengers and goods via NGVs.
MOGE is planning to equip refilling stations with modern compressors to speed up time taken for filling gas.
Union Minister U Win Khaing also visited the No. 4 fertilizer factory (Myaungdakar) in Hmawby yesterday.
During the visit, the Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise Managing Director U Aung Myint presented a report on the future production plans of the factory, which manufactures urea. Afterwards, the Union Minister gave instructions on boosting the production capacity of the factory. He visited the factory’s Central Control Room and production area during the visit.
In the afternoon, the Union minister also inspected two refilling stations in Insein Township.— MNA