Myanmar plans to set up a 500 MW transmission project, as per the latest update by the Ministry for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
The transmission line will run from the Ayeyarwady and Yangon regions and will be set up as part of the 1,390 MW Mee Lin Gyaing Project. The Mee Lin Gyaing Integrated Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Power Project is located at Mee Lin Gyaing Village, 60 km northwest of Pathein and 40 km north of Chaung Tha Beach in Shwe Thaung Yan Township, Pathein District, Ayeyarwady Region. It is in the list of early harvest projects of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC). The project now involves a, 1,390 MW combined cycle power plant; independent port with water breaker for LNG receiving facility; onland-based regasification plant, and 500 kV and 230 kV transmission lines from Ayeyarwady and Yagon regions. Three Chinese companies — Union Resources and Engineering Company (41 per cent), Yunnan Energy Investment (39 per cent) and Zhefu Holding Group (one per cent) — are partnering with Myanmar’s Supreme Group (19 per cent) to develop the 1,390 MW Mee Lin Gyaing Project. Currently in the early stages of design and construction, the project is expected to start commercial operation in 2027.