Yangon to replace its 30-year-old power cables

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Yangon power cables1The Yangon Electrical Supply Board is planning to replace old power cables currently used in the city with new ones in the 2014-15 fiscal year, the board’s deputy chief engineer, Ye Myint Htay, was quoted as saying in Eleven Myanmar.

“Most cables installed in Yangon are more than 30 years old and need replacement. We expect to replace them soon,” he said.

The authority has not yet decided the amount of budget to be spent because the project is still in the planning stages, he added.

“We have connected both underground and overhead cables. At the moment, overhead cables are the majority. We will use the cables that have long resistance so that they can be used even if they are hit by branches falling from the trees,” Ye Myint Htay said.

The Ministry of Electric Power will increase electricity fees in next fiscal year to 35 kyat ($0.035) per unit for the usage of one unit to 100 units, and 50 kyat ($0.05) for the use of 101 units and above.

Nearly 45 per cent of Yangon residents use up to 100 units of electricity, while 26.6 per cent use between 100 and 200 units of electricity. Nearly 20.21 per cent use between 201 and 500 units, while the remaining 5.89 per cent use 501 units and above, according to a survey.

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The Yangon Electrical Supply Board is planning to replace old power cables currently used in the city with new ones in the 2014-15 fiscal year, the board’s deputy chief engineer, Ye Myint Htay, was quoted as saying in Eleven Myanmar.

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Yangon power cables1The Yangon Electrical Supply Board is planning to replace old power cables currently used in the city with new ones in the 2014-15 fiscal year, the board’s deputy chief engineer, Ye Myint Htay, was quoted as saying in Eleven Myanmar.

“Most cables installed in Yangon are more than 30 years old and need replacement. We expect to replace them soon,” he said.

The authority has not yet decided the amount of budget to be spent because the project is still in the planning stages, he added.

“We have connected both underground and overhead cables. At the moment, overhead cables are the majority. We will use the cables that have long resistance so that they can be used even if they are hit by branches falling from the trees,” Ye Myint Htay said.

The Ministry of Electric Power will increase electricity fees in next fiscal year to 35 kyat ($0.035) per unit for the usage of one unit to 100 units, and 50 kyat ($0.05) for the use of 101 units and above.

Nearly 45 per cent of Yangon residents use up to 100 units of electricity, while 26.6 per cent use between 100 and 200 units of electricity. Nearly 20.21 per cent use between 201 and 500 units, while the remaining 5.89 per cent use 501 units and above, according to a survey.

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