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New Progress Made in China-Myanmar Power Cooperation

Publication Date:2017-11-15
        On November 10 (local time), the launching ceremony of the "230 kV Backbone Network Power Transmission Project" was held at Ruibo Transformer Station. This project, undertaken by CET of SGCC, is designed to connect Kachin State in the northmost of Myanmar and boost the North-South Power Transmission, marking a new progress in the power cooperation between China and Myanmar. U Win Khaing, Minister of Electricity and Energy and Minister of Construction of Myanmar, Hong Liang, ambassador of China to Myanmar, U Myint Naing, Chief Minister of Sagaing Region and Guo Ricai, GM of CET attended the ceremony and delivered a speach respectively.
        Minister U Win Khaing highly commended SGCC’s pragmatic role in Sino-Myanmar energy and power cooperation. He said that the Ministry of Electricity and Power would spare no effort to facilitate the construction of the project. The project is composed of two power transmission lines (300 km in total), a new substation, and a substation extension, all adopting Chinese design and equipment standards. As one of the major infrastructure projects of Myanmar, it will transmit the clean energy from north Myanmar to the load center in the south. It is a solution for the local energy transmission problem and will boost the development of upstream and downstream industries in Myanmar. With the annual transmission capacity of 300MW, the project will light up five million households after its delivery in 2019.
        According to Ambassador Hong Liang, closer power cooperation is an important part of China-Mayanmar collaboration under the Belt and Road framework. As one of the great power industry countries in the world and a close neighbor of Myanmar, China would like to help Myanmar in its power industry development and bring benefits to the people of Maynmar. The project will help boost the sustainable development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Maynmar.