Five months after the State Counsellor arrived, there was 24-hour electricity on Co Co Island

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Five months after the State Counsellor arrived, there was 24-hour electricity on Co Co Island.

Ko Ko Kyun Township, Rangoon Region, where most of the government employees live and has a population of more than 1,000, has been receiving 24-hour electricity provided by the government since January 3, 2021.

U Win Naing, a resident of Co Co Island, said he was happy to have the fire as promised by consultant Aung San Suu Kyi.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited Ko Ko Kyun Township on August 6 last year to meet with local people and the people for the development of the region. He met with officials from various departments.

According to the Ministry of Electricity, Co Co Island is the first township in all states and divisions in Myanmar to have 100 percent 24-hour access to electricity.

Locals in Co Co Island Township voted for the USDP in the 2015 and 2020 general elections.

The NLD won the Amyotha Hluttaw constituency (Amyotha Hluttaw constituency 8), which includes Koko Kyun township, as well as other townships, and the USDP won the other two seats and the Pyithu Hluttaw.

Co Co Island used to receive only six hours of electricity a day from diesel generators.

Co Co Island is part of Yangon Region, but it is more than 260 miles from the sea, making it difficult to travel. There were also problems with communication and electricity.

Therefore, business, Education Health is lagging behind.

The eco-friendly solar power plant was jointly designed by Myanmar and a Japanese company to provide electricity.

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