Union minister, chief minister inspect hydroelectric project, sub-station in Rakhine

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing and officials inspect the counstruction of No.2 diversion tunnel in Thandwe Township, Rakhine State on 5 May. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing and officials inspect the counstruction of No.2 diversion tunnel in Thandwe Township, Rakhine State on 5 May. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu visited the Thuhtay hydro-electric project, implemented by No. 4 Construction, Hydropower Implementation Department, located some 12 miles north east of Thandwe Town, Thandwe District, Rakhine State, on Saturday and inspected the status of the works conducted, according to the Rakhine State government.
The union minister first inspected the miniature model of the project, while officials explained the project to him. The union minister then gave the necessary instructions.
Next, the union minister visited the tunnel and inspected the earth digging and concrete works conducted for the inlet to the No. 2 diversion tunnel and the tunnel water control gate, strengthening works on the tunnel and the concrete work of the outlet tunnel.
The union minister then inspected the construction status of No. 1 diversion tunnel.
Later, the union minister observed the status of the work completed at the project site, and commented on it and provided instructions, while the officials explained the project.
The Thuhtay hydroelectric project is constructing a dam and a 111-MW power station on Thuhtay River. After the power station is completed, it will generate 386 KWh of electricity annually for distribution to regions in Rakhine State. The project is now 47.77 per cent complete.
On the morning of 6 May, the union minister inspected the Thandwe 66 KV 10 MVA Nanchaung Substation. At the (substation) briefing hall, Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Electricity Supply Enterprise Managing Director U Saw Win Maung explained the reception, transmission and distribution status of the substation, the status of distributing electricity to Rakhine State and the additional requirements when Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone will be implemented. An official from Myanmar Petroleum Products Enterprise (Thandwe) explained the status of the transport, reception and distribution of petroleum products. Deputy Minister Dr. Tun Naing provided additional explanations, and the union minister and the chief minister discussed and raised questions. Later, the union minister and chief minister met and encouraged the staff and then inspected the switchyard in the substation. — Myanmar News Agency

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