Govt to seek backing for power plants

The coal-fired power projects will only continue if the public accepts them, the deputy minister for electrical power Aung Than Oo told Parliament.

MP Myint Soe from Pyawbwe constituency submitted a proposal urging the government to invite foreign investors into the electricity sector to obtain modern technology in coal-fired power projects to prevent pollution and to generate electricity from nuclear technology.

The deputy minister replied that the government had signed 11 memorandums of understanding with foreign and Myanmar companies to develop 11 coal-fired power projects. The government would continue with the projects if residents accepted the proposals and if they could be implemented, he added.

He said that the government had yet to start generating electricity from nuclear power.