ADB to Loan $60 Million for Myanmar’s Electricity Network

YANGON — In a push to develop Myanmar’s national power grid, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a US$60 million loan to improve access to electricity in four divisions. Some 480,000 households in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway divisions will see access to a more reliable electricity supply through the loan, ADB said Monday. […]

Power shortages hold Myanmar back

The recent protests in Yangon against a hike in electricity charges have shed some light on Myanmar’s serious power crisis. In the past three years Myanmar has witnessed the suspension of the Chinese-invested Myitsone dam project, mass demonstrations against blackouts in big cities like Yangon and Mandalay, and protests against the rate rise. Electricity is […]