Public notification of MoEE

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Ministry of Electricity and Energy
Public Notification

15th Waning of Second Waso 1382 ME
18 August 2020

1. The National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) deems it necessary to continue implementing preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and made an announcement on 13 August 2020 that all directives, notifications, requests to the public, and orders issued by Union-level institutions and ministries regarding the prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19 until 15-8-2020 (excluding those that have been ordered to be eased) will be extended to 31 August 2020.
2. An announcement was made on 10 July 2020 for the exemption of 75 units from the electricity bills of consumption from 1 July to 15 July when COVID-19 preventive measures were increased.
3. An additional exemption (free of charge) of 75 units will be deducted from the electricity bill from 16-7-2020 to 31-7-2020 as COVID-19 preventive measures were extended. Thus, a total of 150 units from domestic consumption between the dates of 1 July and 31 July 2020 will get exemption (free of charge) from the electricity bill.
4. Due to economic and psychological hardships amid COVID-19, the exemption (free of charge) of 150 units from the electricity bills of consumption will be extended until 31 December 2020 from 1 August 2020.
5. All relevant households that have consumed from 1 to 150 units of electricity will have their meter bill and service fees exempted (free of charge) while consumption of 151 units and above will have K11,550 for 150 units deducted from the total meter bill.
6. Domestic consumption of 151 units and above will have to make payments according to the different levels of consumption rate. Local civil society organizations in the NGO category are the only type of non-domestic consumers that will have the exemption applied to them. The other non-domestic types will have to continue payments in regular rates.

Ministry of Electricity and Energy

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