Electricity redistribution underway in Sittway, Rathedaung and northern Rakhine State

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Union Electric Power Minister U Thaung Han inspects the repair and reconstruction works in Rakhine State.

The Ministry of Electric Power is implementing the improved production and distribution of electricity to fulfil the basic need of the people. Electricity production and distribution were most hampered by Cyclone Mocha on 14 May in Sittway, Rathedaung and northern Rakhine State.
A coordination meeting was held yesterday to repair the 12 damaged towers along the 230-kV An-MraukU-Ponnagyun National Grid and the meeting was attended by Union Minister for Electric Power U Thaung Han, the director-general, the deputy director-general and officials.
The Union minister and party inspected the damaged towers, clear-up measures and reconstruction materials.
A task force of 420 skilled staff was mobilized to undertake repair works in Sittway, MraukU and Ponnagyun. A total of 600 skilled staff from northern and southern Shan State, Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay, Magway and Ayeyawady Regions were deployed to carry out reconstruction works in Sittway. Restoration of electricity distribution for the whole of northern Rakhine State will be reportedly completed by the end of May. Tatmadaw naval vessels and vehicles continue to transport the repair and reconstruction materials to Sittway and Minbya respectively. — MNA/TS

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