Due to the rising price of diesel, electricity will be charged at 800 kyats per unit in Ye Township from this month, according to Myat Thura, a private electricity supplier to Ye Township and surrounding villages. For the current October, the electricity meter price will be changed to 800 kyats per unit. The increase in meter prices has made the people who use electricity more burdened. According to the current diesel price, the price per meter is not fixed. An official from Myat Thura Company, said that the price of a liter of diesel used to be 220,000 kyats, but now it is 305,000 kyats per liter.
If there is an increase in the meter price, they have to negotiate with the relevant authorities. This is a time when the public is in a tight spot, which can be a problem for consumers. If diesel prices fall again, the meter price will be reduced. They simply want the government to provide electricity as soon as possible. The people in Ye Township will be comfortable if the government gets electricity soon, according to an official from Myat Thura Company. During COVID-19 last year, the minimum price was 350 kyats per meter, coordinated by the previous state government.
Later, it was increased to 500 kyats per unit, and for last August, the electricity meter price was 600 kyats per unit, according to locals. Right now, the price of electricity has gone up a lot. Those who work with electricity are in even more trouble. There is no clue whether their company can match the current price of diesel or not. For this reason, some villages being lit only at night. It is learned that Myat Thura Company has to use more than 60 barrels of diesel to provide electricity for 36 hours. At present, the price of a barrel of diesel is over 300,000 kyats, so the company may have a problem, said a Ye resident. Electricity will cost as much as you use. Businesses that use electricity will also have to go up in price. At this time, ordinary people can spend more.
Source: Daily Eleven