Chinese and Myanmar officials have signed agreements for the development of three hydroelectric projects in Myanmar totaling 6,200 MW.
The state-owned New Light of Myanmar reported officials of Myanmar’s Hydel Power Implementation Department and China Power Investment Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding December 28 to cooperate in building two of the projects.
One, 2,000-MW Chibwe, is to be built on the Maykha River, while the other, 3,600-MW Ayeyawady, is to be built at the confluence of the Maykha and the Ayeyawady River. Both are in Myanmar’s Kachin State near the Chinese border.
A few days earlier, China’s Yunnan United Power Development Co. and Myanmar Hydel Power signed an agreement to build the 600-MW Shweli River project on the Shweli.