China "Going Out"

China firm to build Myanmar hydro-power plants

Agence France-Presse

May 5, 2007

Yangon: A Chinese firm will help military-run Myanmar build seven hydro-electric plants with combined power capacity likely to be the biggest in the Southeast Asian country, state media said on Saturday.

The junta will team up with China Power Investment Corporation (CPI), one of China’s biggest power producers, to construct the plants in northern Kachin state on the border with China, the state-run daily New Light of Myanmar said.

“Upon completion, all projects are expected to generate 13,360 megawatts in total,” the paper said without giving further details.

It would surpass power capacity of 7,100 megawatts from Myanmar’s biggest hydro-power project between the junta and Thai energy firm MDX Group. …

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