November 08, 2016

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Rural schools in Sagaing to get access to solar power donated by France

Students from a school receiving assistance from a French education foundation being seen.
Students from a school receiving assistance from a French education foundation being seen.

A FRENCH education foundation, in partnership with EDF, a global electricity company, will help schools in rural areas of Myanmar to gain access to electricity through a solar-powered system, according to a member of the region’s Amyotha Hluttaw.
The donor organisations will select about 30 out of 40 schools currently without electricity to receive the power donations after inspection tour of the schools have been conducted this month, said U Ko Ko Naing, Amyotha Hluattaw representative in Kalaywa Constituency, who will also be involved in the scrutiny process.
The MP remarked that the donated electricity plays a very important role in promoting education among rural students.
Thanks to the new programme, over 30 schools in Kalaywa Township, Kalay District, Sagaing Region, will enjoy electricity distributed through a solar power system that will assist students and teachers by allowing the use of computers and IT products.
Solar power facilities donated by the France foundation and the electricity supply plan to install the necessary equipment at the beginning of next year. The solar facilities are estimated to arrive in the country next month. The donors will also share maintenance techniques to protect the solar facilities for sustainable energy generation.

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