Views: 10 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-10-13 Origin: People's Daily Online / Embassy of China and Myanmar
On October 10, the ignition and power generation ceremony of the first gas turbine of the Kyaukpyu gas-fired combined cycle power station invested and constructed by China Power Construction Group was held, which marked the official countdown of the project to put into production and power generation.
At the ceremony, Aung Zeya, Deputy Minister of Energy of Myanmar, pointed out that the investment and construction of the Kyaukpyu project is of great significance to ease the regional electricity shortage, boost the local economy and promote employment. Since the start of construction of the project, it has actively fulfilled its social responsibilities and carried out extensive public welfare activities such as donations to schools, anti-epidemic and disaster relief, and has won wide acclaim from all walks of life. He hoped that POWERCHINA will continue to give full play to the advantages of the "investment, construction and operation" integrated whole industry chain, and further promote the extensive cooperation between Myanmar and China in the field of renewable energy.
On October 10th, the ignition and power generation ceremony
of the first gas turbine of the Kyaukpyu gas-fired combined
cycle power station in Myanmar was held
Source: Chinese Embassy in Myanmar
Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai extended his congratulations on the official ignition and commissioning of the first gas turbine of the Kyaukpyu gas-fired power plant. He pointed out that during the construction of the Kyaukpyu project, all parties concerned worked together to fight the epidemic, helped each other, overcome difficulties, made outstanding contributions to the development of various undertakings in Rakhine State, and vigorously promoted the "Belt and Road" between the two countries and the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor. The deepening and solid cooperation will add luster to the inheritance of the China-Myanmar Pauk-Phaw friendship and the building of a China-Myanmar community with a shared future.
Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai delivered a speech
Source: Chinese Embassy in Myanmar
The Myanmar Kyaukphyu gas-fired power station project is located in the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone of Rakhine State in western Myanmar. The installed capacity of the project is 135 MW. After completion, the annual on-grid electricity will be about 1 billion kWh. The problem of regional energy shortage has laid a solid power supply foundation for the development of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone.
Sheng Yuming, chairman of POWERCHINA Overseas Investment Co., Ltd., said that Myanmar is an important fulcrum of the "Belt and Road" initiative, and it is also a key market that POWERCHINA has cultivated for many years. The Kyaukphyu project is an important infrastructure project that is related to local people's livelihood and affects industrial development, and has played a significant benchmarking effect. POWERCHINA will give full play to the advantages of the "investment, construction and operation" integrated whole industry chain, invest, construct and operate the Kyaukpyu project well, making it a demonstration project for cooperation between China and Myanmar in the field of electricity.
As the country with the largest power industry in the world, China actively assists Myanmar to solve the problem of power shortage. It is understood that Chinese companies have undertaken a series of power projects in Myanmar, and are currently promoting projects such as the Taiping River first-class power station to supply power to Myanmar and China-Myanmar cross-border power interconnection. More than 90% of the equipment used in the Kyaukphyu gas-fired power station that was ignited and put into operation today is made in China. The company overcame the epidemic and other difficulties and completed the progress ahead of schedule, creating a "speed of power construction", which is another successful example of China-Myanmar power cooperation. It will provide better guarantee for the economic and social development of Rakhine State.