Global New Light of Myanmar

22 October 2014 | Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM)


Yangon, 22 Oct—Compressed natural gas (CNG)-fired power plants will be built in the initial zone of the Dawei Special Economic Zone project, according to U Aye Miyint, Union minster for Labour, Employment and Social Security and chairman of the Central Working Committee for Implementation of the Dawei SEZ.

The first plant will generate 15 MW from compressed natural gas first and the second one will generate 450 MW later, and CNG for the plants will be imported, the minister said.

The Dawei SEZ is divided into two parts, an initial zone for small industries and a second zone for large industries.

The implementation of the initial zone will begin in November or December this year on 6,000 acres of land and it includes upgrading the road linking the Dawei SEZ and Thai-Myanmar border, building a small seaport before implementing the Dawei Deep Sea Port project, undertaking power and water supply tasks and building development projects.

The initial zone of the Dawei SEZ is divided into three phases and will begin on 1,500 acres first, U Aye Myint said.