Myeik Than Phyo Thu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Myeik Than Phyo Thu power station was a proposed 50-megawatt (MW) power station in Tanintharyi region, Myanmar.


The map below shows Myeik Township in the Tanintharyi region, the approximate location where the plant would have been built.

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In 2012, Than Phyo Thu Mining Company and Myeik Public Corporation signed an agreement with the Ministry of Electric Power to build a 50 MW coal plant in Lut Lut Village on 160 acres of land.[1]

Residents in Lut Lut village said the land was confiscated by the army in return for meagre compensation in 2003. The military wanted to lease the land to private companies for inland fish and prawn farming but the scheme fell through, and the plot lay abandoned for many years until 2012.[1]

Two local villages protested the plant as soon as it was proposed: the Lut Lut village, which had more than 100 households with a population of around 400, and the Thamote village, a group of more than 700 households located 0.75 miles (1.2km) away across the Thamote River. Both relied on subsistence for their livelihoods. Residents said they were not informed when the company signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build the plant.[1]

As of March 2016, Than Phyo Thu was seeking permission from the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) to begin building the plant.[1]

There have been no developments on the project since March 2016, and plans appear abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Than Phyo Thu Mining
  • Location: Lut Lut Village, Myeik Township, Tanintharyi region, Myanmar
  • Coordinates: 12.433333, 98.6 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 50 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Indonesia
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Aye Nyein Win and Su Phyo Win, "Local resistance fails to halt Myeik coal-fired power plant," Myanmar Times, March 15, 2016

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