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Kyaukpyu Combined Cycle Power Plant Project to be completed in 2023

The Kyaukpyu combined cycle power plant project with a capacity of 135 mW will be completed in May
2023, according to the Kyaukpyu District Electric Power Generation Enterprise. The project was started near the Gangawdaw Pagoda in Kyaukpyu Township in 2020 and is 81 per cent completed to date.

The power plant will be installed with the German-made SGT-800 Gas Turbine in Myanmar, the first of its kind in Myanmar. When the power plant operates, it will generate 135 megawatts of electricity at a rate of 8.59 cents per unit. During the 25 years of operation of the plant, engineers from the Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) will be assigned to the plant and handed over the operational maintenance technology.

The Ministry of Electric Power and for Energy conducts maintenance works on No (4) Fertilizer Factory (Myaungtaga) and No (5) Fertilizer Factory (Kangyidaunt) every April to meet the power needs of people. Currently, the Kyaukpyu 45 megawatts gas-fuelled power plant of V Power Group Holdings Limited and Kyaukpyu 150 mW gas-fired power plant of CNTIC V Power KY-3 Limited is generating power in Kyaukpyu township. The 135 mW Kyaukpyu combined cycle power plant project of the Kyaukpyu Electric Power Company Limited is being implemented to generate more electricity in coming years.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Feasibility Stuty (F / S) is being planned to expand the Mandalay suburban ring road and the suburban subway line

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, a Feasibility Stuty-F / S Working Committee has been set up to expand the Mandalay suburban ring road and subway system.
Feasibility Study (F / S) Working Committee for Expansion of Metropolitan Railway and Metropolitan Subway. The working committee will study the map development based on the urban development of Mandalay and the information and reports received from the relevant departments in the city, and will develop underground and suburban railways and related railway facilities in accordance with the future urbanization.

Under the guidance of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the relevant departments will coordinate and coordinate under the supervision of Mandalay Region Government and Mandalay City Development Committee. In addition, the main purpose is to facilitate public transportation in the city. Coordinating meetings to coordinate possible route plans for subway operational conditions; Coordinating the relevant departments in conducting field survey studies to continue the feasibility study (F / S) within three months from the date set. The working committee will also report to the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Mandalay Region government on the status of operations.

The Feasibility Study (F / S) Working Committee for the Expansion of the Mandalay Suburban Railway and the Metropolitan Subway will be chaired by the General Manager (Urban) of Myanmar Railways. Region Director, Department of Land Management and Statistics, Region; Regional Director, Department of Transport Planning; Regional Director, Road Transport Directorate; Chief Executive Officer, Mandalay Electric Power Corporation, Head of Mandalay City Development Committee, Urban Planning and Land Management Division, Head of Building and Factory Division Head of Department, Roads and Bridges.

The Commanding Officer (Second Class) from the Headquarters of the Special Construction Operations Command will act as a member. The Secretary-General of the Working Committee will be the Assistant General Manager (Urban) of Myanmar Railways and the Joint Secretary will be the Assistant General Manager (Urban) of Myanmar Railways. The Ministry of Transport and Communications has issued a Notification No. (5/2022) to form a Feasibility Stuty-F / S Working Committee to expand the Mandalay suburban ring road and subway system.

Source: Daily Eleven

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787-ft long Kyungon bridge commissioned into service in Wakema, Ayeyawady Region

As a gesture of hailing the 77th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day, the opening ceremony of the 787 feet long Kyungon bridge built on the Bogale-Mawlamyinekyun-Kyonmange-Wakema-Myaungmya Road yesterday morning under the COVID-19 rules and regulations. While addressing the ceremony, State Administration Council member Daw Aye Nu Sein said the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has coexisted with 135 ethnic groups since ancient times. Priority is given to the infrastructural development which includes improving transportation and access to electricity.

She added the essence of the 2008 Constitution, which is the inclusion of all ethnic nationalities in the legislature, judiciary and administrative sectors, and the goal of the State Administration Council is to build a Union based on democracy and federalism by practising true and disciplined multi-party democracy with full justice. She also said that during the governance of the State Administration Council, the Central Committee, Working Committee and National Solidarity and Peace-making Negotiate Committee were formed in order to restore perpetual peace.

The government is also implementing road/bridge development both in urban and rural areas and remote regions as well.mAfterwards, SAC members Daw Aye Nu Sein and U Moung Har, Union Minister for Construction U Shwe Lay, the Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister, and the command commander cut the ribbons to open the bridge. The Kyungon Bridge is built right next to the old cable-stayed bridge and is a 24-foot-wide two-lane reinforced concrete bridge, with the foundation constructed with Bored Pile and the superstructure made of steel mesh.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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More than 4,800 bridges built for development of border regions till January 2022

The Ministry of Border Affairs stated that more than 4,800 small and large bridges have been built for development of border regions up to the end of January 2022. The ministry is implementing the master plans for development of the border regions. In so doing, the first three-year short-term plan was implemented from 1993-94 financial year to 1995-96 financial year, the first five-year medium-term plan from 1996-97 to 2000-21 financial year, and the second five-year short-term plan from 2001-02 to 2005-06 financial year, totalling 13 years.

Furthermore, the ministry drew a 30-year master plan from 2001-02 to 2030-31 financial year. It was divided into six portions. Starting from the 2011-12 financial year, the master plan was shifted into the 20-year master plan for development of border areas. Such a master plan lasts from 2011-12 financial year to 2030-31 fiscal year. Up to January 31 2022 of the 2021-22 financial year, a total of 4,896 small and large ridges have been built across the nation, including 358 bridges of more than 100 feet in length and 4,372 bridges under the 100 feet in length and 166 suspension bridges.

During the period, the ministry built more than 10,303 miles long earthen roads, 7,207 miles long gravel roads, more than 177 miles long laterite roads, over 3,175 miles long asphalt roads, more than 46 miles long repaved roads, more than 91 miles long concrete roads, 543 miles long expanded roads, 5,101 miles long renovated roads, 2,422 conduits and 5,736 culverts.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Four companies allowed operating Ygn MFN system under BOT system

Four companies have been allowed to operate under the BOT system for the construction of a smart pole/monopole important for the implementation of a Metropolitan Fibre Network system in the Yangon region. The contract signing ceremony for the construction of the telecommunication tower was launched in the Mingala hall of Yangon region government office on 12 January.

The meeting was attended by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Hla Soe, regional ministers and officials. At the meeting, the chief minister delivered a speech that there should be complying with the terms and conditions of the contract, to launch discipline in the construction of the telecommunication infrastructure in the region and to assist by working together to eradicate illegal activities.

Then, region government secretary U Soe Soe Zaw on behalf of the government signed the agreement with officials from four tender winner companies. Regarding the construction of the telecommunication infrastructure in the Yangon region, the tender has been invited since 2019 to implement under the BOT system to construct the communication towers and to prevent illegal installation. In 2021, it is reported that the contracts have been signed with the four companies that won the tender. Nevertheless, the names of the four tender winning companies have not been released, it is learnt. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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No (2) Kunlong Bridge constructed on MyanmarChina border trade route

The No 2 Kunlong Bridge is under construction marking China-Myanmar friendship over Thanlwin River along Lashio-Hsenwi-Kunlong-Chinshwehaw-China border trade road near Kunlong Township in Shan State (North) by China Yunnan Sunny Road Bridge Co., Ltd. The No 2 Kunlong Bridge is located about four miles upstream the No (1) Kunlong Bridge.

The two-lane 286 miles long Baland Cantilever Type Prestressed Concrete Box Girder bridge is 12 metres in width and it has a load capacity of 75 tonnes. Officials of the Bridge Department under the Ministry of Construction and China Embassy to Myanmar signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to make a feasibility study (FS).

The Chinese ambassador and the Union Minister for Construction signed the statement to support the new Kunlong Bridge project and exchanged it in Nay Pyi Taw on 20 March 2018. According to the agreement, 25 Chinese engineers conducted the feasibility study in the project area between 22 March 2019 and 15 May 2019. The government has provided compensation to the owners of land, buildings and farms located in the project area using the allocated budget.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Construction of new Mingalar Market completed 63%

According to the officials, the government is constructing a new Mingalar Market in Mingala Taungnyunt Township spending K68 billion, and about 63 per cent of the market has been completed. The market will be a 17-storey building with a two-storey basement car park and is being constructed by modern machinery, expert engineers and skilled labourers following the COVID-19 health rules of the Ministry of Health and Sports.

There will be banks, restaurants and supermarkets on the ground floor. From 6th to 13th floor including two-storey basement car park can accommodate more than 700 cars. There will also be shops and warehouses on the 9th and 10th floors while the offices will be on 11st and 13th floors.

There will be more than 1,000 shops from the 5th to 8th floors managed by the construction companies. The YCDC will relocate the vendors from the ground floor to the 4th floor who lost their shops in old Mingalar Market, which caught fire. The officials now speed up the building construction. If the new Mingalar Market is completed, it can benefit more than 40,000 people, including vendors, staff, and customers, so the market will become alive more than before.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Eindu-Kawkareik road, part of greater Mekong sub-region east-west economic corridor, completed

The inauguration ceremony for Eindu-Kawkareik road, connecting Hpa-an District and Kawkareik District in Kayin State,
was held yesterday morning in line with the COVID-19 guidelines. The ceremony was attended by Union Minister for
Construction U Shwe Lay, Chairman of the Kayin State Administration Council U Saw Myint Oo and members of the council, officials from the ministry and relevant departments/organizations and residents.

At the meeting, Union Minister U Shwe Lay said the Eindu-Kawkareik road is part of the Greater Mekong Sub-region East-West Economic Corridor and also part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral road. Viet Nam, Laos and Thailand have completed their parts Eindu-Kawkareik road, part of greater Mekong sub-region east-west economic corridor, completed in the East-West Economic Corridor as Asian Highway Standard Class 2-level.

Myanmar has just upgraded its parts of the road. He said the upgraded Eindu-Kawkareik road would be a major trade route connecting with neighbouring Thailand. It would speed up the flow of goods and reduce transport costs for regional and international vehicles. As part of the project, upgrading Kyondoe port ring road will also benefit from transporting goods from Laos and Viet Nam to Mawlamyine in a short time at a low cost. The upgraded Eindu-Kawkareik road to an international standard road (Asian Highway Standard Class 2) is 64.735 kilometres long and made of nylon asphalt (AC) type.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Japan-based Aeon Company postpones construction of shopping mall in Yangon

Japan-based AEON MALL Co., Ltd. has postponed plans to build a shopping mall in Yangon, according to Kyodo News. AEON MALL plans to begin construction of the mall this summer, a source familiar with the project told Kyodo News. The project aims to be the largest shopping mall in Myanmar and a joint venture between (Shwe Taung Group) and AEON MALL Co, .Ltd of Japan.

The source said that although the Japanese company had no plans to withdraw from the project, it would need to partially revise its plans to adapt to Myanmar’s consumer preferences and economic conditions. The project is worth US $ 180 million , according to Kyodo News.

Shwe Taung Group has a 30% stake in the project. Last year, Shwe Taung Group announced that Aeon Mall Myanmar Co., Ltd and AEON MALL would acquire a 70% stake. The five-storey shop will be built at the corner of Shweli Road and Ayeyar Wun Road in Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon was expected to open in 2023.

Source: Daily Eleven

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Construction of crop dehydration factory completed by 65% in ChaungU Township

The construction of crop dehydration factory is 65 per cent finished in ChaungU Township, Sagaing Region and about 2,000 tonnes of crops are daily dried on a trial run at present. The factory is started to be developed on 28 December 2018, under the endorsement of the Sagaing Region Investment Committee, said managing director U Aung Naing Oo of Aung Nagani Co., Ltd. The dehydration factory is aimed at fetching a good price in the export market. It will export quality vegetable to foreign countries.

About 30 people will be employed upon the completion of the factory. The crop processing was earlier delayed due to the lack of dehydration factory. They faced market loss owing to the inferior quality then. The dehydration factory is set up to enhance the socio-economy of the farmers and explore more potential markets. Sagaing Region Investment Committee endorsed Aung Nagani Co., Ltd to execute crops drying, categorizing and rice milling and processing activities on 28 December 2018, bringing in the capital of K726.44 million (including US$ 0.113 million).

The factory is located at No. 2038, Kywalkyayoe yard, Ngaya n village-tract, ChaungU Township, Sagaing Region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. To simplify the verification of investment projects, the Myanmar Investment Law allows the region and state Investment Committees to grant permissions for local and foreign proposals, where the initial investment does not exceed K6 billion, or $5 million.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar