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Published on Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:42
People protest against the frequent power cuts in Yangon, holding candle lights in May 2012.
Yangon Electricity Supply Board will start cutting power in several industrial zones in the Yangon Region starting Jan 1, 2013, chairman Aung Khine of YESB said at a media conference on December 30.
The electricity requirement for the whole country is 2,060 MW in the summertime. The generation of power is 1,551 MW at present, accounting for 75 per cent of total generation, the chairman said.
YESB has to cut power in Yangon through rotation system in the summer due to insufficient power supply.
Power will be supplied six hours a day in areas where there are no industries and factories from 5pm to 11pm.
Similarly, electricity will be cut seven hours a day in industrial zones from 4pm to 11pm.