Lighting the Way for Growth in Rural Myanmar

Lighting the Way for Growth in Rural Myanmar

This publication by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), GPRBA's partner in the Myanmar Solar Power project, describes its role in the World Bank-funded National Electrification project to provide universal access to the country's rural populations by 2030. 

Since the project's inception in 2014, more than 2 million people have benefitted from access to electricity; also powered by this project have been 10,000 health, education, and religious facilities, and 40,000 streetlights. Grid extension has been complemented by mini grid and off-grid solar solutions in remote rural areas, which have contributed to local economic development, income generation, job creation, and social inclusion.

GPRBA's participation is mentioned as focusing on the provision off-grid electricity through solar home systems. Recently, the citizen engagement mechanism has been utilized to increase public awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic

Read also introduction to "Lighting the Way for Growth in Rural Myanmar."


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