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Opening Ceremony for Myanmar's First Waste to Energy Plant.

10 April 2017
JFE Engineering Corporation

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) as Project Owner, and JFE Engineering Corporation (JFE) as EPC Contractor jointly held an opening ceremony for the "Yangon Waste to Energy Plant" (The Plant) in Yangon City, Republic of the Union of Myanmar on April 7th, 2017.

Dignitaries in attendance included the Chief Minister of Yangon Region Government, H.E. Mr. Phyo Min Thein; the Mayor of Yangon City, H.E. Mr. Maung Maung Soe; the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. Mr. Tateshi Higuchi; the Special Advisor to the Minister of the Environment, Japan, Mr. Soichiro Seki among others. These dignitaries expressed their words of congratulations on the successful completion of the project, and extended their best wishes for the future wide dissemination of Waste to Energy technology in order to help Myanmar achieve a sustainable low-carbon society.

Every day Yangon City produces more than 2,500 tons of waste which are directly disposed at landfill sites. The newly constructed Waste to Energy plant is expected not only to contribute to the improvement of the city's solid waste management system but also to largely contribute to resolving the current shortage of electric power, a result of Myanmar's rapid economic growth. The Plant has been designed and built using state-of-the-art technology developed by JFE which is capable of achieving very high power generation and waste volume reduction efficiencies that can effectively aid in the improvement of the electricity shortage situation and the achievement of appropriate solid waste management in Yangon City. Therefore, this project has been dubbed "the Model Project" not only for Myanmar, but also for other countries in the Southeast Asia region, where appropriate solid waste management is an urgent issue.

The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)* was applied to this project as the first Waste to Energy plant project in Myanmar. The introduction of the Plant is expected to contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions through the reduction of methane (CH4) emissions from the landfill disposal site and the substitution of fossil fuel-based electricity. These emissions reductions will contribute to the achievement of Japan's National Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target.

JFE Engineering Corporation aims to continuously supply a wide range of products and technologies such as bridges, waterworks and sewage treatment plants, etc. in Myanmar, where infrastructure improvement is an urgent issue,hereby contributing to the economic development of the country.

  • * The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM):
    The JCM facilitates diffusion of leading low carbon technologies, products, systems, services, and infrastructure as well as implementation of mitigation actions, and contributes to the sustainable development of developing countries. It appropriately evaluates contributions by Japan to GHG emission reductions or removals in a quantitative manner by applying measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) methodologies, and uses them to achieve Japan's National Emission Reduction Target. The JCM contributes to the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by facilitating global actions for GHG emission reductions or removals, complementing the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Outline of facility

1. Project Name Yangon Waste to Energy Plant Project
2. Client Yangon City Development Committee, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
3. Scope of Work Engineering and Procurement and Construction of the Plant
4. Capacity 60 tons/day x 1 unit
5. Location Shwepyithar Township, in northern part of Yangon City
6. Power Generation Capacity 760 kW (Lower Heat Value: 7.5MJ/kg)

View of the Plant

Opening Ceremony

Dignitaries attending the Ceremony prepare to cut the tape.
Center: H.E. Mr. Phyo Min Thein, the Chief Minister of Yangon Region; right of center: H.E. Mr. Tateshi Higuchi, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar; left of center: H.E. Mr. Tin Maung Tun, the Chairman of Parliament of Yangon Region; second from right: Mr. Soichiro Seki, the Special Advisor to the Minister of the Environment, Japan; second from left: H.E. Mr. Maung Maung Soe, the Mayor of Yangon City; far right: Mr. Keiji Yoshida, Executive Vice President, JFE Engineering Corporation

For inquiries regarding this press release, please contact JFE Engineering at the following:

  • Public Relations Section, General Administration Department, JFE Engineering Corporation
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