Even as Myanmar makes the news daily for its economic and political reforms, most of the nation’s citizens remain in the dark, literally. Only 30 percent of Myanmar’s population has access to electricity currently, and many of the rest cannot even hope for access until after 2014 -- thankfully, a ray of hope comes from outside the Southeast Asian country, as many foreign entities recently announced plans to lend force or funds to build up the electricity network.
"Only 30 per cent of the population now has access to power,” said Khin Maung Soe, the Minister of Electric Power, the Asia News Network reported on Tuesday. “To supply 50 per cent, power lines will have to be constructed. The whole of Rakhine State will enjoy electricity at the end of 2014.”
Each state in Myanmar is going through a different stage of being connected -- power lines are being constructed in the Chin state, and electricity will be supplied through the national grid by the end of 2014.......................
Full Story: International Business Times
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