December 16, 2016

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National electrification executive committee meeting held

Vice President U Nyan Tun addresses meeting of National Electrification Executive Committee.  Photo: mna
Vice President U Nyan Tun addresses meeting of National Electrification Executive Committee.
Photo: mna

The National Electrification Executive Committee held a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday.
Myanmar has been implementing three national projects to achieve 100 percent electrification in cooperation with ADB, JICA and the World Bank.
The executive committee was formed with the aim of effectively managing the international loans for electrification, according to the vice president, who also acts as the patron of the executive committee.
Vice President U Nyan Tun gave a speech at the meeting, which was also attended by union ministers U Khin Maung Soe, U Ohn Myint, U Zeyar Aung, U Maung Myint, U Win Shein and Dr Ko Ko Oo. The vice president also said that building a sustainable national electrification system also requires providing the best services at reasonable rates, particularly during the implementation phase which involves a US$790 million loan from the World Bank.
He went on to say that despite forecasting annual needs fiscal budgets, Myanmar still requires international assistance to fulfill the growing demand for electricity.
The Chairman of National Electrification Executive Committee Union Minister U Khin Maung Soe, Vice Chairman Union Minister U Ohn Myint, Union Minister U Zeyar Aung, Union Minister
U Win Shen, Union Minister Dr Ko Ko Oo, Secretary Deputy Minister U Aung Than Oo, Joint-Secretary Deputy Minister U Tin Ngwe, reported to the vice president on measures being taken to achieve progress in lighting up Myanmar.

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