Official Vows to Suspend Plans for Controversial Power Plant in Mon State

Official Vows to Suspend Plans for Controversial Power Plant in Mon State

Ministry of Electric Power Deputy Minister Aung Than Oo told lawmakers last week that all works related to a planned coal-fired power plant in Mon State’s Inn Din Village would be suspended until the consent of locals could be obtained.
The Toyo-Thai company has been seeking to develop a 1280 MW coal plant in the village in Ye Township, expected to cost upwards of US$2.8 billion. A 30-year construction and operating agreement was signed between Toyo-Thai and the Ministry of Electric Power in April 2015.
Official Vows to Suspend Plans for Controversial Power Plant in Mon State