Yangon government invests K3 bln for electricity generation in Cocogyun

The Yangon Region government is spending K3 billion to construct a solar-diesel hybrid power station for Cocogyun Township, as part of its plan for 100 per cent electrification in Yangon Region.
Construction will begin in September and is slated to be completed in December. The township is currently relying on a 350kVA diesel generator for electricity from 6 pm to midnight every day but will receive 24-hour electricity once the hybrid generator has been built.
Daw Sandar Min, Chairperson of the Yangon Region Committee on Finance, Planning and Commerce, said the township will be able to use 24 hours of electricity for its education, health, commercial and social sectors. The funding will come out of the Yangon Region government’s budget and work will begin as soon as tender processes have been completed.
The regional government is hiring a boat for transportation from Yangon to Cocogyun and has plans to develop recreational centres and a coconut plantation project on the island, to attract foreign investments and create jobs, once 24-hour electricity is achieved.
Electricity plays an important role in the development of Yangon Region and Cocogyun Township is relying on a 24-hour supply for its agriculture, travel industry and construction of recreation centres, in addition to being a strategic position for defence. — Than Hitke (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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