Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing Inspects Implementation of No (2) Steel Mill (Pinpet) Project

      The Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by the SAC members, Union Ministers, Shan State Chief Minister, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Commander of Eastern Command and officials, inspected the No (2) Steel Mill (Pinpet) under the No (1) Heavy Industries Enterprise of the Ministry of Industry near Pinngo Village in Taunggyi Township on 8 March.

     At the briefing hall of the mill, Union Minister for Industry Dr. Charlie Than, Chairman of Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) Lt-Gen Nyo Saw and Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Khin Maung Yi and deputy minister of Industry reported on the following matters:

  • The resumption of the No (2) Steel Mill (Pinpet) Project on 4 October 2021 in accord with the guidance of the Chairman of the SAC Prime Minister during his inspection tour in 2021.
  • The progress of the implementation of the project and repairing of damaged parts.
  • The inspections of the technical inspection team to ensure the systematic manner in doing the tasks, and implementation of the project.
  • The tasks undertaken by the MEC and tasks being done by process engineers from Tyazhpromexport (TPE) of the Russian Federation.
  • The inspections of all machinery at workshops, repairing, substitution and installation.
  • The needs of iron ore for the project, and volume of excavation of industrial raw minerals and permission status.

After hearing the reports, the Chairman of the SAC Prime Minister stressed the following points:

  • The steel is essential for nation-building task. The steel mill projects must be successful as domestic steel demand is high.
  • The project was implemented amidst financial and technological difficulties. Sadly, the project was suspended in 2017 without any knowledge of it and any strategic outlook affecting the State. Steel is an essential item in building a modern country.
  • Unlike forests, underground natural resources are not renewable. It needs to wait very long time in order to form the original ones of natural resources. Therefore, it is necessary to control the extraction of underground natural resources and use them in necessary places beneficial for the State.
  • The government will adopt policies to ensure success, but actual success of the policies and projects depends on ministries.
  • Systematic and effective procedures must be applied in implementing the projects with farsightedness.
  • As the steel mill uses the world’s first-ever Romelt technology, all need to emphasize the work procedures in continuous production and arrange the systematic manufacturing process among workshops.
  • It is necessary to set the inspection records of the third party regarding the inspection of tasks and its qualities.

      Then, the Chairman of the SAC Prime Minister and party viewed round iron ore processing sector, raw material storage and distribution sector, waste-to-energy plant, smelting sector, molding sector, raw iron storage sector, high-pressure air compressors in the mill and looked into the requirements. The Senior General then presented cash award for the staff through officials.

       Myanmar Economic Corporation in cooperation with Tyazhpromexport (TPE) of the Russian Federation started the implementation of the mill project on 5 September 2006 and handed it over to the Ministry of Industry on 1 October 2012. The project was suspended on 15 March 2017. According to the guidance of the Chairman of the SAC Prime Minister during his inspection tour on 1 October 2021, the project was resumed on 4 October.

Source: MWD (9-3-2023)

 

  • The steel is essential for nation-building task. The steel mill projects must be successful as domestic steel demand is high.
  • The project was implemented amidst financial and technological difficulties. Sadly, the project was suspended in 2017 without any knowledge of it and any strategic outlook affecting the State. Steel is an essential item in building a modern country.
  • Systematic and effective procedures must be applied in implementing the projects with farsightedness.
  • As the steel mill uses the world’s first-ever Romelt technology, all need to emphasize the work procedures in continuous production and arrange the systematic manufacturing process among workshops.
  • The Chairman of the SAC Prime Minister and party viewed round the production processes and presented cash award for the staff through officials.
engdate: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 23:15
month: 
March, 2023