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Doosan E&C to Build Power Transmission Lines in Myanmar for 100 Bil. Won
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Doosan E&C to Build Power Transmission Lines in Myanmar for 100 Bil. Won
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • March 12, 2019, 10:37
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Doosan Engineering and Construction (E&C) has won a 100 billion won project to build a power transmission line in Myanmar.

Doosan Engineering and Construction (E&C) announced on March 11 that it received a letter of acceptance from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar (MoEE) on March 7 for a 100-billion-won project to build the Taungwoo-Kamanat Transmission Line.

The project is to construct 368 500-kV steel towers in a 174 km section from Taungungoo to Kamanat in Myanmar with a loan from the Economic Development and Cooperation Fund (EDCF).

The construction project costs 100.8 billion won (US$89.58 million), which means that it is large as a power transmission line construction project. Doosan E&C receives 20 percent of the contract amount as a down payment. The project will run for 27 months after the contract is signed.

Doosan E&C built a 230 kV transmission line in Cambodia from 2011 to 2012.

Myanmar is ​​6.5 times as wide as Korea but the total length of its transmission lines is one third of Korea's. The Myanmar government is pursuing a development plan with the goal of meeting 100 percent of electricity demand by 2030.