Over half of Myanmar to have access to electricity soon

  • Myanmar
  • Sunday, 08 Dec 2019

YANGON: More than 50% of the country will have access to electricity by the end of this year, and efforts are being made to further develop the power supply sector as a budget of over 600 billion kyat (RM1.6bil) has been approved for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, said chief engineer Thura Aung Bo from the Rural Electrification Programme.

In Myanmar, 3.7 million households (37%) had access to electricity in 2015-2016 while the number is set to reach 5.448 million (50.09%) by the end of this month.

“The government is improving foreign loans, regional government budgets and union budgets.

“From the 2016-2017 financial year to date under the incumbent government, the budget amount has hit 917.252 billion kyat (RM2.5bil).

“It is estimated to spend 662.259 billion kyat (RM1.8bil) in the current financial year. This is why we have briefed on government investment in rural electrification in addition to supplying power to 34% of the country,” Thura Aung Bo said. — Eleven Media group/ANN

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