Magwe inks deal for wind power feasibility study
AN agreement has been signed by Magwe regional government and Infra Capital Myanmar-reex to carry out feasibility studies for a wind power project in the region.
The project, which started last year, will look at generating wind power in six townships – Minhla, Minbu, Mindon, Ngape, Chauk and Natmauk, said U Myint Zaw, regional minister for Natural Resources, Environment, Electricity and Energy.
“After determining the feasibility of wind power, we will submit the results to the Myanmar government,” said the minister.
The minister said the region wants the project to be implemented under the current government, and possible sites for the project have already been chosen in four townships.
“After we finish negotiations next year, construction can begin. The goal is to start producing power by 2021,” Magwe Chief Minister U Aung Moe Nyo said. Studies will be conducted on whether the 137-metre-tall wind turbines will harm migratory birds, he said.
The project is expected to produce more electricity than Magwe uses. How soon the project can be finished depends on the Myanmar government, said U Myint Zaw.