Myanmar to export power to Bangladesh
Oct 20, 2010 - Xinhua
Myanmar has agreed with Bangladesh
to build two hydropower plants in western Rakhine
state to export a total of 575 megawatts (mw) of
electricity to Bangladesh, local media reported Thursday.
Myanmar has secured the power export
to Bangladesh through the promise of a Bangladeshi
delegation that visited Myanmar recently. The delegation
included top officials from the power ministry and
power development Board (PDB) of Bangladesh.
The two power plants having a generating capacity
of 500 mw and 75 mw respectively are planned to be
installed at Michuang and Lemro areas in Rakhine
state adjacent to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazaar.
It is the very first time that Bangladesh is cooperating
with Myanmar for power project.