Sittwe: 697.5 megawatts of electricity will be produced by four hydropower projects in Arakan States if all goes according to plan, said electric power minister Colonel Zaw Min during a meeting with Senior General Maung Aye during his visit to a hydropower project in southern Arakan.

The Burmese military government has four hydropower projects in the works for Arakan State. Two of the projects are currently under construction while another two are awaiting implementation.

Col. Zaw Min said during the meeting that there are two hydropower projects – Tha Htay Chaung and Ann Chaung – that are now under construction and will be complete within the next few years.

The authorities expect the Tha Htay Chaung plant located in Thandwe Township to produce 111 megawatts of power, while the Ann Chaung plant in Ann Township is espected to produce ten megawatts of power. http://www.narinjara.com/details.asp?id=2028

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