Electricity is essential for all industries and works operations. Hence, electricity must be supplied to micro, small and medium-scale enterprises which play a key role in the development of the nation, local production industries and factories as well as public residences for electricity consumption.
Depending on the availability of natural resources, the Ministry of Electric Power is implementing cost-effective hydropower projects one after another to generate electricity at least harming the natural environment and social environment.
If electricity projects are successfully implemented, local businesses will surge whereas the local people will have to enjoy a higher living standard as well as create job opportunities. As such, the is focusing on the soonest electrification for the people and searches the sites to implement the electricity projects for the people to always consume the electricity.
In this regard, the projects must minimize the environmental and social impacts. As these projects are purposed for the people, those people need to cooperate with the authorities and relevant ministries in implementation processes. Although hydropower projects take a long time for implementation with high costs, these much benefit the State.
As Myanmar is teeming with a various number of rivers and creeks, the implementation of hydropower projects is a smooth process. Currently, the upper Kengtawng hydropower project is being implemented on Namting Creek, 14 miles southwest of Kengtawng in Shan State (South) for generating electricity for the people.
As such, not only the government but also those relevant ministries and local people are to participate in the implementation of other hydropower projects across the nation in order to feed the electricity to the national grid which will distribute electricity to the people from necessary areas.
The project is being implemented on the zone-type gravel-filled dam with the 1,800 feet long and 230 feet high main embankment. The dam can store 104,000 acre-feet of water at the full brim. The power station of the project will be installed with three 17-megawatt turbines to generate 50 megawatts as well as 267 million kilowatt hours on a yearly basis.
So far, the project has been completed by 72.20 per cent, and it is slated to complete the project at 76.57 per cent by the 2022-23 financial year. As such, now is the time to strive for timely completion of the project so as to benefit the people in time.
As the government is making efforts for ensuring the prosperity and sufficiency of food, the electrification process is crucial for nation-building endeavours. According to the report, the whole Upper Kengtawng Hydropower Project is slated to complete in March 2025. As such, not only the government but also those relevant ministries and local people are to participate in the implementation of other hydropower projects across the nation in order to feed the electricity to the national grid which will distribute electricity to the people from necessary areas.