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Over Ks58 billion to be spent to supply electricity to rural areas

May 3, 2017
Over Ks58 billion will be spent to supply electricity to 1,233 villages in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, said U Khant Zaw, the Director-General from Department of Rural Development.

To supply electricity to the villages, the government will provide Ks11.06 billion, while the remaining amount of Ks47.76 billion will be granted by the World Bank. The electricity supplying project is expected to be completed in June, 2018.

“To start the project as soon as possible, we invited tenders starting on 27 February 2017. The tender was opened on 27 April. We are now making arrangements to enter into a contract with the selected company. We will start to check the sample before installations starting in October,” said U Khant Zaw. Home solar power systems will be supplied to 95,639 houses in 1,298 villages in 127 townships, while small-scale electric power lines will be installed in 5,184 houses in 34 villages.

The department will also supply electricity to public buildings such as schools, health care centres, religious buildings and street lamp posts.

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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