MoEE exchanges agreements with tender-winning companies

Ministry of Electricity and Energy exchanges agreements with tender-winning companies for supplying  concrete poles and installation services on 5 August. PHOTO: MNA
Ministry of Electricity and Energy exchanges agreements with tender-winning companies for supplying concrete poles and installation services on 5 August. PHOTO: MNA

Exchange of agreements for supplying concrete poles and the installation services in the second phase of National Electrification Project, which is being implemented with the World Bank’s loan, by the government to tender-winning company took place at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
During the ceremony, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing said the ministry made concerted efforts in implementing National Electrification Project with US$310million loan of World Bank to achieve the target of nationwide electrification by 2030 and carried out as NEP-I to electrify 5,080 villages within 2 miles of power grid in Union Territory (Nay Pyi Taw), Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan State (southern, northern and eastern), Sagaing, Bago (eastern and western), Magway, Mandalay, Yangon and Ayeyawady regions.
As second phase, the officials keep operating to electrify 4,700 villages within 3 miles of power grid in Union Territory (Nay Pyi Taw), Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan State (southern, northern, eastern), Sagaing, Bago (eastern and western), Magway, Mandalay and Ayeyawady regions, said the Union Minister, adding negotiations with the World Bank for loan to implement NEP- II. Moreover, it was also approved a $171.27million loan for rural electrification plan from ADB at Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 17th regularly session held on 27 July and the required power plants will be constructed in Kayin State, Bago Region (eastern), Magway and Mandalay regions and the project can bring electricity to 2,815 villages and 400,300 households, he added.
Under the NEP and rural electrification plan, 55 per cent of the households is to have access to electricity in 2020-2021FY, 75 per cent in 2025-2026FY and 100 per cent in 2030. The construction works are completed in 3,039 villages and 2,583 villages were electrified in NEP phase 1 and the ceremony was held regarding supplying concrete poles to be used in power supply to the villages of Ayeyawady Region and 18 per cent of transformers and 62 per cent of concrete pillars out of all purchased materials for second phase of NEP-1 were already received,.
The installation service tenders for second phase of NEP-1 are the agreements for supplying power to the villages of Magway Region, Rakhine State, Chin State and Union Territory Nay Pyi Taw.
If the operations are completed within two miles of first phase of NPE-1 and three miles of second phase, about 1,166,431 households in 9,780 villages will have access to electricity and the electrification rate will increase by 10.72 per cent, said the Union Minister, instructing to implement the project in line with the regulations for being a national-level project and to complete within the fixed time.
Managing Director of Electricity Supply Enterprise U Ye Toe Thwin briefed the situation of NEP and exchanged the agreements with the official of tender- winning companies.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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