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Myanmar’s greatest cities hit by transient energy outages

YANGON: An influence blackout briefly hit Myanmar’s fundamental city centres and far-flung cities on Friday (Sep 24), together with business hub Yangon and components of the capital Naypyidaw, authorities and AFP correspondents stated.

Yangon Electrical energy Provide Company reported a “short-term energy outage in Yangon area at present at 1.35pm”, including that it was working to revive energy.

Myanmar’s second-biggest metropolis of Mandalay, the jap city of Hpa-an, southern Mon state and components of Rakhine state within the west additionally misplaced energy, residents instructed AFP.

Elements of the military-built capital Naypyidaw additionally skilled outages.

By 2.10pm energy had been restored, Yangon Electrical energy Provide Company stated in a press release.

Native media reported an official from Naypyidaw’s Electrical energy Division as saying the nationwide grid had suffered a “system breakdown”, with out elaborating.

Energy outages are widespread in Myanmar because of a creaky and outdated electrical energy grid, with demand commonly outstripping provide in the course of the sweltering summer time months.

The nation has been in turmoil since a Feb 1 army coup that ousted the federal government of civilian chief Aung San Suu Kyi.

Yangon’s state-backed electrical energy supplier warned residents in July that electrical energy provide could possibly be disrupted in the event that they continued refusing to pay their energy payments – a part of an ongoing boycott of junta companies.


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