Kungyan Gone power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Kungyan Gone power station is a proposed 3,270-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Burma.


The map below shows Kungyangun (Kwan Chan Gone) Township, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Yangon Division.

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The MoU for the project was signed in 2012. According to the 2014 project plan by Kaung Myat Thaw Myay Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Myanmar’s conglomerate Asia World, two 150 MW power plants would be built in the first stage; three 330 MW power plants in the second stage; and three 660 MW power plants in the third stage. In total, the project would produce 3,270 MW. It would also include construction of a jetty to transport 20,000 tonnes of coal.[1]

In March 2015 it was reported that although the ministry had signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with foreign and local companies for 12 different coal-fired power stations around the country, it was still working to gain public acceptance and had not advanced beyond the MoU stage for any of the projects, including Kungyan Gone power station.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kaung Myat Thaw Myae Co. Ltd.
  • Parent company: Asia World
  • Developer:
  • Location: Thaungkon Village, Kungyangun (Kwan Chan Gone) Township, Yangon Division
  • Coordinates: 16.434434, 95.9848451 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: Stage I: 300 MW (2 x 150 MW); Stage II: 990 MW (3 x 330 MW); Stage III: 1980 MW (3 x 660 MW)
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Resources and articles


  1. Thiha, "Coal-fired power station project to halt if govt disapproves," Consult Myanmar, March 4, 2014
  2. Aung Shin, " Coal-fired power planned, but on hold," Myanmar Times, 13 March 2015

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