Energy projects need supervision to deter detrimental effect on environment: vice president

Vice President U Nyan Tun addresses coordination meeting of National Energy Management Committee.
Vice President U Nyan Tun addresses coordination meeting of National Energy Management Committee.

Energy projects need strict supervision to ensure that they have no detrimental effects on the environment, Vice President U Nyan Tun said Wednesday at a meeting organized by the National Energy Management Committee.
The vice president spoke of three energy projects at the national level, saying Myanmar is working with the Asian Development Bank, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the World Bank Group to satisfy the country’s energy and electricity needs in the future.
The meeting will conduct a detailed observation of the projects jointly initiated between the Ministry of Energy and the three foreign organizations, with the vice president stressing an analysis of the reliability of statistics and calculations.
Union Ministers U Soe Thane, U Khin Maung Soe, U Win Tun, U Maung Myint, Dr Myint Aung, Dr Kan Zaw, Dr Ko Ko Oo and U Zeyar Aung briefed the vice president on implementation of long-term plans for energy, cooperation with international bodies, and the formulation of policies, rules and regulations.
Prior to the meeting, Vice President U Nyan Tun met a delegation led by Axel van Trotsenburg, vice president of East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank Group, at the Credentials Hall of Presidential Palace.
Their discussions focused on rural poverty reduction, investments in human resources, support for the private sector to create more jobs, and Myanmar’s Partnership Framework 2015-2017 with the World Bank Group.

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