Local electrification improvement round up, 15 October

Most weeks, local media and online sources in Myanmar carry a range of short articles on electrification improvements. Here is a round-up of articles published in recent weeks.

Electrification improvements in Magway Region

Residents of Khwin Chaung, Min Lel, Ah Kyi Ka Tin and Yin Khaw villages in Magway Region’s Saw Township are now connected to the national grid, according to Myanma Ahlin.

The grid connections were completed as part of phase 1 of the National Electrification Project (NEP).

The communities will receive 24-hour electricity as a result.

Transmission line installation in Magway Region

The Department of Rural Development (DRD) completed a transformer installation in Than Bo (South) village in Magway Region’s Chauk Township, according to Myanma Ahlin.

The DRD installed a 4.5-mile long 400V transmission line in the village.

A total of 129 households will receive electricity as a result.

The works cost a total of Ks12.1m ($9,471) which came from the DRD ‘s Mya Sein Yaung project funds.

Transmission line installation in Magway Region

The Department of Rural Development (DRD) completed a transformer installation in Min Lwin village in Magway Region’s Ngape Township, according to state-owned Myanma Ahlin.

The DRD installed a 0.8-mile long 400V transmission line in the village.

About 100 households will receive electricity as a result.

The works cost a total of Ks10.2m ($7,956). Some Ks7.5m ($5,850) came from the DRD’s Village Development Programme funds and the remaining amount was provided by local residents.