China-built power plant inaugurated in Mon State

12 April 2019
China-built power plant inaugurated in Mon State

People in Myanmar's southern Mon state were hailing the recent inauguration of a China-built combined cycle gas turbine power plant in the state that has made over 1,500 villages in the state possible for access to electricity, according to a Xinhua report.

The power plant of 118.9 megawatts' capacity was built by China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) after it won the tender with Myanmar's related ministry for implementing the project.

The electricity generated from the plant in Thaton township will be transferred to the national power grid through the 230-kilovolt (KV) Sittaung-Thaton and 230-KV Thaton-Mawlamyine power stations, experts said.

In an interview with Xinhua, U Maung Oo, Taungmu village administrator, said a total of seven villages lying around the power plant under his administration have got electricity.