Private investment called to develop six new hydropower projects

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The photo shows an aerial view of the upper Yeywa Hydropower Project site.

The Department of Hydropower Implementation of the Ministry of Electric Power have invited open tenders to develop six new hydropower projects with private investment.
The ministry invited hydropower companies interested in the project to be implemented in Phone In Kha, Kasan Ye, Namhmeseng, Nam Kan, Nam Tabat (Kayah) and upper Hsedawgyi.
The statement added that interested companies need to conduct feasibility reports. Tender forms will be on sale until 8 August and bids must be submitted by 18 November. Details of the tender announcement form are available at
In Myanmar, there are 27 hydropower plants with a capacity of 10 MW and 35 plants under 10 MW. These plants produce more than 3,000 MW.
It is learned that project developers can take at least three years to study the ground conditions of the project area, geological conditions, rainfall, water flow rate, water storage potential, and amount of electricity to be produced. — TWA/GNLM

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