– Of the nearly 60 million people living in Myanmar, three out of four are without reliable access to electricity. Electricity means students don’t have to study at night under the weak light of kerosene lamps or candles. It means lifesaving medicine won’t spoil because of power fluctuation in rural health centers. Electricity is what will power the information and communication technology industry, vital to Myanmar’s progress, forward. A teacher, a rural doctor, and a blogger tell us why electricity is crucial to Myanmar. Working with the public and private sectors and other development organisations, the World Bank Group is hoping to facilitate investments to help revitalize Myanmar’s energy infrastructure and power sources.
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