Kyaukpyu gas turbines send electricity to Rakhine State, national power grid

A ceremony to mark the launch of sending electricity from gas turbines in Kyaukpyu to Rakhine State and national power grid was held in Kyaukpyu, Rakhine State, on Thursday.
In his speech, Union Minister U Khin Maung Soe elaborated on the ministry’s efforts for electricity access to all Rakhine State at a cost of US$102.419 million (K88.508 billion), resulting in availability of electricity at Kyaukpyu and its environs in September 2013, Taungup, Thandwe, Ngapali, An, Sittway, Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw and MraukU in December 2014.
Next, the Union minister, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn and officials formally opened the power station.
Rakhine State has been connected to the national power grid as of 15 December 2014, and 10 townships in the state now enjoy national grid-based electricity. Before connecting to the national grid, a unit of electricity costs about K450 in Rakhine State.
According to officials, work is underway to supply electricity to Minbya, Madaykyun, Pauktaw, Myebon, Maei, Gwa, Tattaung and Kamhtaunkgyi this year and Kyeintali sub-township, Yathedaung, Buthidaung, Maungtaw and Taungpyo Letwe sub-township later.

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