IFC signs services agreement for hydroelectric development with Myanmar

World Bank Group member, International Finance Corp., in September signed an advisory services agreement with the government of Myanmar to help improve environmental and social risk management in hydropower projects, according a press release from the IFC. Myanmar has recently approved a new electricity law and is finalizing the procedures for environmental impact assessment. The […]

Driving change in the hydro sector

As readers of IWP&DC will know, there is a need to get hydropower companies into the discussions that shape policy and regulations. Together, says Kate Lazarus, Senior Operations Officer at the International Finance Corporation, we can play a role in driving change in this sector. Hydropower projects in Lao PDR have soared in recent years. […]

Students in Myanmar, Laos to get Australian aid

MELBOURNE: School students in Myanmar and Laos will be getting financial aid from the Australian government. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the aid packages while in the two countries over the past week, a government statement said. Australia will give Laos A$86 million over four years to help about 450,000 children learn to read, write […]