|Electric power pylon carrying electricity cables from Biluchaung Hydropower Station in Kayah State, Myanmar. Photo: Ye Min/Mizzima|
Myanmar’s minister for electric power hopes half of the country’s households will get electricity by 2016, reports the Global New Light of Myanmar on February 12.
Ayeyar Hinthar Company will buy 100 megawatts of electrical power from Thailand in 2015, U Ye Min Aung, the managing director of the Ayeyar Hinthar Company told Mizzima on December 11.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved an increase in the cost of electricity meter fees from April 1 in a decision which came after a government move to charge more for power was rejected by parliament last November.
Lower House MP Aye Mauk of Mahlaing Constituency recently expressed his disapproval with President U Thein Sein’s reaction to the backlash over increased electricity tariffs and the contradictory reports of if and when the tariffs will actually be raised.
Myanmar Minister of Electric Power U Khin Maung Soe has stressed the need to build more power plants in the country to meet public demand, official media reported Wednesday.