The Minbu Solar Power Plant project, hailed as a triumph by some Myanmar people and the Thai investors who supported this first phase, was celebrated with an opening ceremony on Thursday, Thailand’s The Nation reported.
The plant is Myanmar's first renewable energy and solar power project, and viewed by many as a mark of pride for the nation. The opening event attracted representatives from leading financial institutions, investors, distinguished guests from China, Japan and Myanmar and media from Thailand.
It was designed to be efficient and conforms to international standards. The first phase of the project will result in a power generation capacity of 50 MWDC, with a final target of 220MWDC upon completion and will cover 2,115 rai (836 hectares) leased from the government and a private Myanmar company.