Aug 7, 2012

Myanmar, S. Korea to set up gas-fired power plant in Yangon

Myanmar will cooperate with South Korea in building a natural gas-run plant in Tharkayta township here aimed to fulfill the electricity demand of the country, local media quoted Ministry of Electric Power-2 as reporting Tuesday.

Agreement will be signed on implementing the project of 500-mw gas-fired power plant later this year, said the Yangon Times.

Besides, S. Korea will also carry out projects of gas-fired power plant and waste-thermal power plant in Thilawa Industrial Zone.

According to earlier reports, Myanmar's Ministry of Electric Power-2 has planned to build power plants with General Electric Co. and Caterpillar Co. of the United States and J Power Co. of Japan.

There are 19 hydropower-, one coal-fired and 15 gas-fired power stations totalling 35 in Myanmar, generating 2,660 megawatt(mw), 120 mw and 714 mw of electricity respectively.

Source: Xinhua