16 October 2020
There were only five towns in Kayin State that accessed to electricity through the National Grid before and the supply of electricity could be extended to 12 towns during the time of incumbent government.
Out of 2,097 villages, a total of 1,092 have been supplied electricity, accounting for 52.07 percent of the village, according to the State Electrical Engineering Office.
Deputy Chief Engineer, Kayin State Electrical Engineer Office, Thein Shwe said “There are 7 townships and 11 towns in Kayin State. In the past, we supplied electricity to only five towns through the National Grid. In the time of incumbent government, we could supply electricity up to 12 towns and townships and over 1000 villages.”
Kayin State Government, Hluttaw representatives and departmental officials are striving for progress of electricity supply in accord with development of transportation, trading, agriculture and breeding, education, health and social sectors in the State.
Local, Kyun Village, Hpa-An Township, Phoe Thauk Kyar said “Our village is very desolate. Before electricity access, our village was very risky on wildlife and it also effects on children education. There were no lamp posts in the past. Now, we can access to electricity. So, we are very satisfied with electricity supply.”
Out of more than 300,000 households in the State, 142,266 households accounting for 46.18 percent have accessed to electricity.
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