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Myanmar bets on hydropower in new energy plan

It is reviewing 49 projects approved by the previous govt to see how quickly - if at all - they can be completed, how many more would be needed and how to secure funds

Power consumption in Myanmar is one of the lowest in the world. Its per capita use averaged 164 kilowatt hours in 2013, according to the World Bank, the 11th lowest in the world.


ELECTRICITY-STARVED Myanmar is looking to overhaul its long-term power strategy, aiming to raise the planned share of hydropower in its energy mix at the cost of polluting coal as it tries to attract foreign investment.

The new democratically-elected government of Aung San...

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