Reasons revealed for slow power grid expansion

A number of unapproved power grid expansion projects have been suspended stemming from the fact that there has been no progress on the projects, a minister recently told the National Assembly. Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath made the comment while responding to questions raised by NA members during the parliament’s recent ordinary session. Beforehand, parliament members noted that some power grid expansion projects, which were already in the under construction phase, had made no progress. “Implementation of these projects had not been included in our plans,” Dr Khammany told the NA. The minister added that some authorities, who had no eligible right to approve or carry out such projects, had implemented them. The projects have now been put on hold as the ministry has taken action to better regulate projects, channelling monies into implementing approved projects instead.

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