Ministry of Electricity and Energy signed an agreement with Japanese firm Mitsubishi Corporation on May 29 to upgrade and maintain Ahlon, Ywarma, Hlawkar and Thaketa sub-power stations in Yangon region within 33-months time, according to the ministry.
Although the sub-power stations are currently fulfilling electricity needs for Yangon region, the ministry is constructing new sub-power stations to meet rising demand in the region. The ministry is implementing to upgrades to aged power stations and sub power stations, build new power stations, power lines and sub-power stations using state budget and overseas loans, said Win Khaing, Minister for Electricity and Energy.
The Ahlon, Ywarma, Hlawkar and Thaketa sub-power stations have been running for over 25 years making the capacity and performances low, leading the ministry to implement upgrading process with official development assistance loan from Japan.
The ministry invited tender using International Competitive Bidding (ICB) on November 11 2016 and the Japanese firm won the tender worth ¥9.014 billion, sources said.
The upgrading process of four sub-power stations will take about 33 months and it is included installing new transformers and upgrading of switchyards from AIS to GIS. It will make to send electricity to national grid securely and stably, according to the ministry.