Union Electric Power Minister on study tour of hydro, wind power projects in China

Ministry of Information/ Naypyitaw / March 25, 2023

MYANMAR delegation led by Union Minister for Electric Power U Thaung Han visited Kunming and Beijing to study the power generation processes at the invitation of the People’s Republic of China from 17 and 22 March.

During the visit, the Union minister held a coordination meeting on bilateral trade with Mr Wang Yubo, Governor of Yunnan Provincial Government and Joint Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party on 20 March.

At the meeting, the Union minister talked about the PaukPhaw relationship between the two countries, support of Myanmar in the projects of Chinese investors, invitations to further investors as the country processes resources for hydro, solar and wind power generation, discussions on small-scale and largescale hydropower projects and China-Myanmar cross-border power connection in 2024.

Then, the governor of the Yunnan Provincial Government stressed the understanding of the challenges of Myanmar and bilateral cooperation in new energy sectors approved in principle by the Yunnan Provincial Government and other matters.

On 21 March, the Union minister met the deputy director of the National Energy Administration (NEA) Mr Ren Jing Dong at the office of NEA.

During the meeting, the Union minister said Myanmar has drafted Master Plan for nationwide electrification in 2030. Despite the plan, there are still power needs in the country for uneven production and consumption rate. Therefore, the government makes efforts to generate power using coal in addition to hydropower, solar and wind to meet the power needs. The Chinese investors also provide assistance in such operations.

The proper measures are also being taken to meet the power needs in 2025 and the NEA should permit the investors more and conduct technological exchange and training courses to develop human resources.

Then, Mr Ren Jin Dong talked about the implementation of cross-border power connection and pledged to support the ongoing and further projects of the two countries and to enhance the strategic relations as 2023 is the 73rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China-Myanmar and the 10th anniversary of Belt and Road between two countries.

On 18 March, the Union minister and party observed the 16,000-MW Baihetan hydropower plant equipped with sixteen 1,000- MW turbines in Yunnan Province and the 390 MW wind power project of Yunnan Provincial Energy Investment Group (YEIG) on 19 March.

On 22 March, the Union minister and party attended the China-Myanmar Power Cooperation Roundtable Talk held by the Foreign Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. During the meeting, the Union minister discussed with Chinese partner companies of the ministry for the hydropower project, solar power project, wind power project and power transmission project.



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Yangon Region Government / September 30, 2021

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Yangon Region Government / September 30, 2021

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MoH Union Minister holds coordination meeting on RDT use for international flight passengers, inspects preparations at Yangon International Airport

Ministry of Information/ Naypyitaw / April 29, 2022

UNION Minister for Health Prof Dr Thet Khaing Win presided over a coordination meeting on plans to change into an RDT system for international flights on 27 April.

During the meeting, the Union minister said the infection rate of COVID-19 has declined in most regional countries, including Myanmar. Specific activities are also prioritized systematically to ease COVID-19 rules and regulations as the COVID-19 vaccine coverage becomes high.

The government also arranged to ensure the reopening of international flights and systematic COVID-19 health rules for the tourist and Myanmar citizen arrivals to develop the country’s global tourism industry.

He also talked about the declining positive cases among the passengers in commercial flights and relief flights, challenges in the resumption of commercial aviation, and the COVID19 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) to save time and money for flight passengers.

Then, meeting attendees discussed proper services for passengers, plans to change into RDT (draft) and current challenges during the resumption of international flights, visas, health insurance, collection of Myanmar kyats for RDT test, preparations to avoid mass gatherings in RDT test section at the airport, taking swab samples, quality RDT test kits and other matters.

The Union minister instructed necessary things and concluded the meeting.

The Union minister and relevant officials inspected the preparations to conduct COVID-19 tests using RDT on the passengers of regular international flights at Yangon International Airport yesterday.

During the inspection tour, the Union minister instructed officials to systematically collect data from passengers, swab samples, the opening of more swab counters to avoid mass gathers while waiting for their test results, establish an exchange counter, welfare of airport staff and disease control activities when the results show positive.

The Ministry of Health allowed the international flights starting 17-4-2022 as per COVID-19 health rules under the COVID-19 Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment and decided to use RDT at the Yangon International Airport soon to save the cost as the infection rate drops.