September 23, 2017
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Singapore firm to try geothermal power in Myanmar

Baluchaung (2) Hydropower Station located in Loikaw, Kayah State. Photo: Ministry of Electric Power No.(1)


Singaporean company Emerging Markets Energy Pte Ltd  will make feasibility study on establishing geothermal power plants in Myanmar, according to official sources on Sunday.

The feasibility study, to be carried out in Shan state, Tanintharyi, Sagaing, Magway and Mandalay regions, will be made under a memorandum of understanding reached with the Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power.

Myanmar disclosed that the country's power consumption has increased by 15 percent annually and the government is seeking every possible way to fulfill the country's  increasing power demand,

The downstream of Chindwin River in Sagaing and Magway regions, Mount Popa and Singu Hill in Mandalay region and hot springs near Maungmakan Beach in Tanintharyi region have the best prospects for power generation through geothermal, experts said.

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