Myanmar resumes power supply for industrial use in Yangon

17:16, May 24, 2010      

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The Myanmar authorities have resumed power supply to all small private enterprises for industrial use in Yangon which was temporarily stopped in mid-May for power shortage, consumers said on Monday.

Small private factories, shopping malls, super markets and private clinics have got back the power supply for running since the weekend as gas power plants has operated again after completion of renovation of a 24-inch leaking gas pipeline that carries natural gas from the Mottama offshore gas field to gas- operated power plants in the city.

However, power cut to industrial zones is not withdrawn yet.

Power supply to private enterprises was stopped more than a week ago to divert some of the electricity for Yangon residents' home use as part of its provisional measures to ease power shortage in the former capital city.

The fall of water level during the red-hot summer also made hydropower plants in the country inactive.

The serious shortage of power, that has prolonged for nearly three months, has caused daily inconvenience with the Yangon residents.

With business and industrial enterprises mostly lying in Yangon, now a commercial city, its electricity consumption takes up 60 percent or about 530 mw of the country's total.

Source: Xinhua


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