Myanmar has one of the lowest electricity access rates in the region reaching only 66% of it’s populations. Many areas that have electricity only give access to it for a few hours a day. The Myanmar government has made it’s goal to expand access through large tender projects of solar and dam.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on December 5th approved a US$171 million loan to help Myanmar construct substations and distribution lines across Kayin State and the Ayeyarwady, Bago, and Magway Regions. The project will enable electrification of over 400,000 households.