March 29, 2017 / 9:59 AM / 3 years ago

Factbox: Myanmar plans to boost electricity access with coal

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar has abundant renewable energy resources but less than a third of its population is connected to the electricity grid.

Here are some facts and figures about the Southeast Asian nation’s energy needs and proposed solutions:

(Sources: Reuters, The Irrawaddy, Myanmar Times, World Bank, ADB, JICA, IFC, Pact, Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Department of Rural Development, Department of Population)

Reporting By Thin Lei Win, Editing by Megan Rowling; Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s rights, corruption and climate change. Visit

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