Taninthayi welcomes private investment in floating solar power plant, palm oil refinery

Private firms are imple­menting floating solar power plant and palm oil refinery projects in Kyunsu Township, Taninthayi Region, according to U Zaw Min Oo, the respon­sible official for the projects.


A project to install a 3.77-megawatt solar power plant at Pahtaw Dam in Kyun­su Township’s Pahtaw Village is being jointly implemented by Pyae Phyo Tun International Company and Myanmar Solar Power Trading Company.


U Zaw Min Oo, overseeing the projects, stated: “We’ll be installing 6,384 solar panels on a seven-acre area of the water surface within the dam. The generated electricity will be supplied to cold storage facili­ties, workplaces, factories, and residences on Pahtawpahtat Island.”


Similarly, another floating solar power plant in Pahtat Village is projected to feed a palm oil refinery capable of producing 60 tonnes of oil per day.


Presently, the refinery is not ready yet. However, 800 tonnes of crude palm oil produced from 8,000 out of 15,000 acres of palm plants in Mawtaung will be exported to Yangon via the Myeik jetty. — ASH/NT