The Myanmar government is planning to buy waste-fired power plants with a loan from Japan in a bid to keep up with its electricity supply goal, a top official said.
The plants will cost $16 million – $8 million of which will come as a loan from Japan and the rest will be arranged by the Yangon City Development Council (YCDC), U Hla Myint, mayor of Yangon region, told a parliament session.
The electricity generated from waste-fired power plants is expected to be sold to industrial zones, he said. Both projects are expected to start early this year.
YCDC chose Chasson International Korea Co Ltd to generate electricity from Htein Pin landfill and a joint venture company between local Zeya & Association and South Korea’s Hondi to generate electricity from Dawei Chaung landfill among 43 companies who submitted the proposal for the tender offered by YCDC.
U Hla Myint said the current incineration plant located near Tawkyaung Lay cemetery beside Hlawgar road can only generate enough energy to run itself.
Chasson International has a three-phase electricity generation plan from the Htein Pin landfill. In the first year, the power plant is expected to generate 12 megawatts (MW) of electricity and in the second year, 10MW. In the final phase, it is expected to generate 8MW of electricity.
The other selected company has a two-year plan for generating electricity from the Dawei Chaung landfill, with an expected electricity generation of 15.4MW.