Myanmar, Japan exchange documents on electricity supply project from LNG

Japanese Ambassador Mr Ichiro Maruyamar (centre left) and MoEE’s Deputy Minister Dr Tun Naing (centre right) exchange documents on electricity supply project from LNG during a ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw on 24 July 2020. Photo: MNA
Japanese Ambassador Mr Ichiro Maruyamar (centre left) and MoEE’s Deputy Minister Dr Tun Naing (centre right) exchange documents on electricity supply project from LNG during a ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw on 24 July 2020. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy hosted a ceremony yesterday to exchange ‘Notice to Proceed’ to begin drawing work plan, designing, permit application and pre-engineering services for the ‘LNG to Power’ project of the two governments to be invested in Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Yangon.
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Deputy Ministers for MoEE U Khin Maung Win and Dr Tun Naing, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Ichiro Maruyama, departmental heads, officials from relevant companies and invited guests.
In his opening remark, Union Minister U Win Khaing said the electricity plays a crucial role for developments of industrial sector and socioeconomic development of the country, and that Myanmar worked for electricity generation from liquified natural gas to power.
He added that electricity could be generated within 72 months after issuing Notice to Proceed.
Myanmar is implementing ‘LNG to Power’ projects and ‘LNG Terminal’ for electricity generation due to the long time in construction of hydropower plants, decline in natural gas productions from respective fields, unreadiness of commercial production from new gas fields and the falling price of LNG which can also be substituted for the distribution of natural gas.
The Union Minister continued to say that Myanmar will also implement a Gas Pipeline Master Plan phase by phase.
The ‘LNG to Power’ project is located in Yangon, and it will connect to 500kV transmission lines (Union Grid) in power distributions to other areas of the county. The project is expected to supply reliable services at reasonable price.
At the ceremony, Permanent Secretary of MoE U Tin Maung Oo and the Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar exchanged the ‘Notice to Proceed.’—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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