Solar energy to light up 43 villages in Pyapon Township soon

Rural Development Department staff inspect the installation of solar panel system at a village in Pyapon Township.  Photo: Soe Moe Kyaw
Rural Development Department staff inspect the installation of solar panel system at a village in Pyapon Township.  Photo: Soe Moe Kyaw

As part of the National Electrification Project (NEP ICB-3), 43 villages in Pyapon Township will soon gain access to solar power, said U Thet Min Tun, the township head of the Pyapon Township Rural Development Department.
Villagers will have a choice between 60 watt and 100 watt solar systems. Home owners will have to pay K50,000 for the 60 watt system, and K150,000 for the 100 watt system. Solar panels will be installed depending upon the choice of system.
“Our Rural Development Department is implementing this project to supply electricity to villages which are 10 miles away from the power grid. This project is part of the National Electrification Project. The project will involve two systems–Mini Grid System and Solar Home System. During this fiscal year, we plan to install 2,558 60-watt solar panels and 1,056 100-watt solar panels to 3,614 houses in 43 villages. The solar panels will be installed free of charge at 29 primary schools, 12 secondary schools, 8 health departments, 42 religious buildings, and 364 lamp posts,” he added.
The solar panels will be installed in the following villages–Gyowar Kyankhin, Kyankhin Tumyaung, Kyaunggone, Kahnyintabin, Myatkhar, Maelayyoe, Tonehtet, Hteinwine, Nyaungtabin, Azoatkalay, Phoeshipsu, Latpan,Akatayar, Kyaungesu, Kyonewah, Yoma, Thseekalay, Htaygone, Kyaungsu, Bamaw, Thatyetpinseik, Bandarpin, Seikmanauke, Kharshin, Thayargon, Ngardanseik, Boebagone, Nhitkhar, Koatkoegwe, Ngoutgyidan, Zaukchaung, Labatapin, Myakyoungtha, Ywarthitsu, Dartu, War War Win, U-toe, Laybinchaung, Wargon, Phayargone, Bawathit-1, Koeeaindan, and Pharyarchaung.
The panels will be installed from the second week of September.—Soe Moe Kyaw (Translated by Hay Mar)

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