Ywa Thit is a 4,000MW hydro power project. It is planned on Thanlwin river/basin in Kayah, Myanmar. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2030.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 4,000 4,000 Announced Kayah, Myanmar China Datang Overseas Investment; Shwetaung Hydro


The project is being developed by China Datang Overseas Investment and Shwetaung Hydro. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The net head of the project will be 98m. The project is expected to generate 25,519 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $7,390.4m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 units of kaplan turbines.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2030.


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