Indian biogas plant ready in Myanmar

Yangon, July 25:

An India built biogas plant in Myanmar has been completed and will be commissioned soon to electrify a village in northern Mandalay division, Yangon Times reported on Wednesday.

The Pesinngone plant in Mingyan, built by India’s Tele Corporation, is part of the cooperation projects of a sub-regional socio-economic group - Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The bloc has India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.

About 200 households in Kokke village will soon be electrified by the gas generated from the plant, officials of the Ministry of Energy were quoted as saying.

India presently holds the chairmanship of the group. There are a total of 13 sectors of cooperation.