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Myitsone Dam & Power Station.

Construction began 2009

Opening date 2017 est.

Construction cost : US$ 3.6 billion

Power Station : Installed capacity : 6,000 MW

Annual generation : 30.86 billion kWh

The dam site is located 3.2 km (2.0 mi) mile below the confluence of the Mali River and the N'Mai River about 42 kilometres (26.1 mi) north of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, in northern Burma. The source of both the N'mai and Mali Rivers is the Himalaya glaciers of northern Burma in the vicinity of 28A N. The easternmost of the two, N'mai river, is the larger stream and rises in the Languela Glacier north of Putao. It is unnavigable because of the strong current whereas the smaller western river, the Mali, is navigable, despite a few rapids. The project location is in the politically unstable Kachin State. Since 1962, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has been waging war against Burmese military. Despite ceasefire in 1994, clashes and bomb explosions occasionally occur near the dam site. In 2011, clashes between Burmese military and KIA intensified and the Burmese military ordered airstrikes in Northern Kachin State.

The dam was planned to be a concrete faced rock-fill dam 139.6 m (458.0 ft) high and 1,310 m (4,297.9 ft) long, and projected to produce 6,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2017.

This is equivalent to 27% of the 22,500 MW output of the Three Gorges Dam In China, the world's largest electricity-generating plant of any kind.

country :Myanmar

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Date:Dec 20, 2014
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