Wu Wenkai, Myanmar's electricity and energy minister, said Myanmar's electricity ministry had been increasing its electricity supply at a rate of 12 per cent a year for the last three years, with electricity already available not only in cities, villages and even some remote areas.
The 《 Global Times reporter recently returned to the city of Ruibo, a central Myanmar city where electricity was not fully guaranteed two years ago, and now the city's nights are brightening with the help of Chinese companies.
In downtown's Victory Hotel, reporters saw 12 new televisions neatly lined up in the lobby for installation. \"The hotel has been open for four years, because the electricity is now guaranteed, and every room has a TV, refrigerator and air conditioning,\" the hotel owner, Wu Mang, told reporters from China. There used to be a lot of power cuts and trips, but now there's plenty of power and stability, and I've forgotten where the necessary generators were.
Rice is Myanmar's best, now with electricity, many people began to engage in rice processing industry. Inside a rice mill in the Rybo Industrial Park, a large ten-metre mill roared. Boss Sheng Meng told reporters,\" Before the power shortage, only after 10 pm to start the rice mill. Power is now plentiful and stable. Our rice is now exported to the United States, and it's very effective!
The big change for mr ruibo was the connection between the north kechin state of myanmar and the 230-volt trunk network, built by the state grid china power technology and equipment co., ltd.(csg). The Myanmar national backbone transmission project includes two new 230 kV transmission lines with a total length of about 300 km and two 230 kV substations. Completed and put into operation in November 2019, it can meet 5 million Myanmar household electricity demand.
In CLP's new Rybo substation, reporters saw rows of high-voltage supports and electrical equipment standing neatly, silver-white structures and wires glistening in the sun, the main transformer's deep buzzing is running smoothly, and 230 kV of high-voltage power will be converted here to 33 kV of low-voltage, and then into the city's distribution network to provide sufficient and stable electricity for the entire city and surrounding villages.
In the main control room of the substation, technicians from Myanmar's Ministry of Electricity and Energy are observing the recorded data. \"The operation of the equipment is in good condition, the operation of each system is safe and reliable, and the operation parameters of each equipment can be viewed at any time with the mouse, and the overall operation control of the whole station equipment can be realized through the measurement and control cabinet on the computer interface at the same time,\" deputy stationmaster Neri told reporters.
Project owner on behalf of engineer Leon, mainly involved in the construction of Myanmar power transmission and transformation project. \"Ruibo substation is a high-level modern substation in Myanmar, which has completely solved the problem of electricity consumption for industry, commerce and agriculture in Ruibo area,\" he said. Myanmar is trying to achieve its national electricity target by 2030, so that every Burmese can use electricity, and with the help of Chinese companies, we are more confident.
Strengthening power cooperation is an important topic for China-Myanmar to build \"Belt and Road \". From north to south, chinese builders and burmese people can be seen working together to develop electricity.
Myanmar's economic development has accelerated in recent years, in local interviews, reporters really feel the rapid changes in the local. As aung san suu kyi, myanmar's state minister, said, the country's economy and people's livelihood should be improved, starting with the power industry. As of December 2019, of the 10.88 million households in Myanmar, a total of 5.45 million households were powered by the state trunk network, and 50 percent of the country's households were powered by electricity. Currently, electricity demand in Myanmar is growing at an annual rate of about 15 to 19 per cent. Myanmar's annual economic growth rate of 7-8% over the next two decades is expected to be one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. ▲