State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects Indagaw Industrial Zone

State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects Indagaw Industrial Zone

Nay Pyi Taw November 10

Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by Council point Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo, Union Ministers U Aung Than Oo and Dr Charlie Than, Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Hla Soe, Bago Region Chief Minister U Myo Swe Win, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Nyunt Win Swe, Commander of Southern Command Brig-Gen Htein Win and party, this afternoon inspected Indagaw Industrial Region of Bago Region.

At the briefing hall, Chairman of Myanmar Economic Holding Ltd Lt-Gen Hsan Oo reported to the Senior General on the background history of the industrial region, production of auto and parts, ACSR wires, electric meters and other related accessories at the region, arrangements to resume the halted factories, CEO U Myo Aung of Ever Meter Factory on the production of digital meters, installation of AMI system electric meters as of 2015, collection of meter bills through automatic billing system and automatic reading system, maintenance tasks, control of the task from the control centre, plans to produce advanced meters, weak points of analogue meters and imported digital metres without communication system, needs to use the AMI system, loss of

electricity to two per cent, up from 16 per cent due to use of AMI system meters, use of AMI system meters to collect electric bills in connection with the

mobile banking systems, control of electricity loss to some extent, connection with other urban tasks, inspection on the consumption of electricity in time, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Aung Than Oo on needs of electric meters across the nation and supply of electricity.

In his response, the Senior General instructed officials to resume operation of the halted machines, systematically carry out the tasks not to lose the machinery at respective factories, efforts for sufficient production of quality electric cable meeting set standard with the use of quality raw materials at

home for use of them at Myanmar’s electrification in order to cut the spending of foreign exchange, relevant ministries to supervise illegal consumption of electricity, educate the people to use the electronic equipment for saving the energy to reduce their electric bills, arrange electrification across the nation, review the electric bills in comparison with that of ASEAN countries and the international community for creating cheap rate of electric bills for the people. The Senior General stressed the need to reduce the use of firewood in cooking at villages not to cause environmental impacts. To be able to reduce the use of firewood, it is necessary to increase the generation of electricity while creating cheap electric bills. If each household consumes 100 units, it is estimated it will be charged at about Ks-6,000. Hence, it is necessary to install a solar system in villages to consume electricity.

The Senior General stressed the need to arrange generation of household use electricity through the solar system and strive for production of solar panels at home, change the installation of AMI system electric meters in Yangon city and Mandalay City as well as regions and states, and strive for enhancement of electric meter quality and reduction of electric loss.

The Senior General directly viewed the use of electricity in Pabedan Township of Yangon Region where EVER meters are being used in AMI system through monitor. CEO U Myo Aung of EVER Meter factory explained salient points of electricity consumption.

Later, the Senior General and party viewed the round production of electric meters at EVER Meter Factory of UMEHL and attended to the needs.