Myanmar government to import 1,000 MW of electricity from China

The Myanmar government has decided to import 1,000 MW of electricity from China’s grid network developer China Southern Power Grid to meet the expected electricity shortage over the next two years. According to Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE), the electricity is expected to be transmitted from Dhong Dai in Yunnan (China) to Myanmar’s Muse, Mineye and Hopong in the northern Shan State, Loikaw in Kayah State and Phayagyi in the Bago region. The plan also includes power trade. In case Myanmar manages to construct more hydropower plants in the future and generate excess electricity, it will sell power back to China. In addition, as per Myanmar’s National Electrification Plan, the Electricity Supply Enterprise under the MOEE and six companies signed contracts for the installation of transmission lines and transformers in 590 villages in the following regions and states – Yangon, Sagaing, Magway, Mandalay, Rakhine, northern Shan, Kayin and Mon. The project will be funded by the World Bank.

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