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Ministry of Electricity and Energy and Twelve Awarded Companies sign the contract for implementation of National Electrification Plan

30th Jan, 2019

          Electricity Supply Enterprise under Ministry of Electricity and Energy and Twelve Awarded Companies signed the contract of National Electrification Plan C1-W2, C1-W3, C1-W4, C1-W5 which will be implemented by World Bank Loan on 30th Jan 2019, (10:30) hr at the Meeting Room of MOEE, Office No. (27), Nay Pyi Taw.

          Union Minister for MOEE U Win Khaing, Deputy Minister Dr. Tun Naing, Permanent Secretary U Tin Maung Oo, Departmental Heads, Managing Directors and responsible persons from companies were attended to this Signing Ceremony.

          Firstly, H.E. Union Minister U Win Khaing delivered an address that MOEE is attempting targeting to have access to electricity around the country by 2030. MOEE aims to electrify 55% in 2020 and 75% in 2025.  According  to  Sustainable  Energy for All (SE 4 All) of the United Nations, MOEE accepted a loan of US$ 310 millions from World Bank and is performing the first phase of NEP, to gain access electricity to 5080 villages within 2 miles far from National Grid. MOEE conducted the International competitive Bidding – ICB for purchasing transformers, concrete poles, insulators, cables, arms and accessories. 60% of these items have already arrived. Among (12) Nos. of Tender, MOEE and (4) companies had already signed the contract for C1- W1. According to this contract, (25,994) households of (210) villages in Sagaing Region will be electrified and electrification rate will be (41.35%). (79,411)  households  of  (603) villages in  Magway  Region  will  be electrified and electrification rate will be (37.6%). (181) households of (4) villages in Chin Region will be electrified and electrification rate will be (25.28%). (48,219) households of (464) villages in Bago Region will be electrified and electrification rate will be (45.05%). (1,514) households of (12) villages in Rakhine State will be electrified and electrification rate will be (21.22%). (24,730) households of (335) villages in Shan State will be electrified and electrification rate will be (35.41%). (12,934) households of (70) villages in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area will be electrified and electrification rate will be (60.6%). Totally (193,013) households will be electrified. Construction work for NEP first phase has started in January, 2019 and 626,757 households of 5,080 villages will get electricity when it finishes. MOEE then will move to NEP second phase targeting to complete at the end of September, 2021. After completion of NEP projects for first phase within (2)miles and second phase within (5) miles far from National Grid, then it will get electricity about (1,032,411) households of (8,537) villages. And it will be  promoted  totally about 9.5% of electrification rate. In 2021, electrification rate will be (55%) in the whole country. And Union Minister instructed responsible persons of MOEE and respective companies to do the best.

          And then, U Saw Win Maung, Managing Director of Electricity Supply Enterprise explained about the future plan of National Electrification Project.

          Finally, U Saw Win Maung, Managing Director of Electricity Supply Enterprise and Managing Directors of respective companies signed and exchanged the contract and took group photos.

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30-Jan-2019