Ministry of Electric Power, Austria-based ANDRITZ Hydro sign MoU for Deedoke Hydropower Project

Union Minister U Khin Maung Soe attends signing of MoU on development, operation and transfer of Deedoke Hydropower Project on Myitnge River.—mna
Union Minister U Khin Maung Soe attends signing of MoU on development, operation and transfer of Deedoke Hydropower Project on Myitnge River.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Nov — The Hydropower Administration Department under the Ministry of Electric Power and Austria-based ANDRITZ Hydro GmbH, a global supplier of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants, on Thursday signed an MoU for the development, operation and transfer of Deedoke Hydropower Project on Myitnge River.
The project area is located 12 miles from Yeywa Hydroelectric Power Plant in Kyaukse District in Mandalay Region. Under the MoU, ANDRITZ Hydro will establish a 66 MW low-head power plant there through a JV or B.O.T system.
U Khin Maung Soe, Union Minister for Electric Power, clarified the government’s current activities to increase electricity services in the country and future plans for sustainable power generation, urging the project implementing bodies to obey the Environmental Conservation Law and offer support for regional development.
In his speech on the occasion, U Khin Maung Soe said he believes ANDRITZ Hydro will implement the project in line with the law as it has a good reputation among countries.
As part of efforts to develop the electricity sector, the Ministry of Electric Power of Myanmar and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria also signed an MoU on technology cooperation in May.
According to the Ministry, only 36% of the country’s population uses electricity, with the remaining people living without electricity. People in Rakhine State will gain access to electricity through state-owned power grids in December.

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