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Govt Ploughs Ahead With Chindwin Power Station Despite Setbacks

13 August 2013

Government plans to build a coal-fired power station on the banks of the Chindwin River remain on track, Deputy Minister for Electric Power Aung Than Oo insisted in Parliament on Monday, despite the withdrawal of Chinese investors from the project. State media reported that China Guodian Corporation, one of China’s biggest power producers, has informed the government that it cannot proceed with the project, following government insistence that the new plant use clean coal technology. Instead, Singapore-based ISDN Holdings will step in to ensure the project meets international standards, Aung Than Oo said. Once online, the Kalewa plant is expected to generate 270 megawatts.