Pathein power station

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The Pathein power station is a proposed 660-megawatt (MW) power station in Ayeyawady (Irrawaddy), Myanmar.


The map below shows Nganyoutkaung, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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In 2013 India's Tata Power reached an agreement with the Myanmar government to build at least one 660 MW coal-fired power station in Nganyoutkaung, a sub-township of Pathein. Tata said it could build two 660 MW coal-fired plants in Myanmar that would become operational before 2020.[1][2]

Public opposition to the power plant proposal grew in September 2014, after the companies and government officials involved in the project informed local residents of the plan at a joint press conference. In November 2014 the Irrawaddy Division government said “We won’t build the coal power plant if people do not agree.”[3]

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 Pathein power station.[4]

With no developments since 2014, the project can be considered cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Tata Power Pathein
  • Parent company: Tata Group
  • Developer:
  • Location: Nganyoutkaung township, Pathein, Ayeyawady, Myanmar
  • Coordinates: 16.518722, 94.301304 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 660 MW (Units 1-2: 330 MW)
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. Aung Shin, " India’s Tata to develop coal power plant in Pathein," Myanmar Times, October 6, 2013.
  2. Siddhartha Saikia, "Tata Power to set up coal-fired plant in Myanmar," The Hindu, October 7 (year unknown)
  3. "Irrawaddy Division Minister Says No Coal Power Without Public’s OK," The Irrawaddy, Nov 25, 2014
  4. Aung Shin, " Coal-fired power planned, but on hold," Myanmar Times, 13 March 2015

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