Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coal power plants to go ahead in Tanintharyi

Weekly Eleven Tuesday, 01 April 2014 — Six coal-fired power plants are under construction and will generate over 5,000 Megawatts of electricity according to regional ministers on March 28.

Local residents protested against two coal-fired power plants in Kawthoung and Myeik townships and continue to push to scrap coal-fuelled power projects.

The Ministry for Electricity and Industry said five of six planned power plants are currently under construction as the Tanintharyi regional government is seeking to increase power generation in cooperation with local and foreign companies.

The 8 Megawatt coal-fired power plant built by Than Phyo Thu has now been completed and a nine-member expert team is investigating a problem with ash falling from the plant.

 Than Phyo Thu Company is planning to apply to the Myanmar Investment Commission for the construction of another plant (50-MW) in Lawlaw village, Myeik Township.

The second one (500-MW) to be built by 24 Hour Mining and Industry Ltd. located in Ramazu region of Launglon Township.

Another three plants will be built by 24 Power together with Development Ltd., Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holdings, Blue Energy & Environment, and Ayeyar Hinthar Group of Co.