WWF-Myanmar to support renewable energy in Kayin State

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A woman installs a solar panel at her home in Kayin State. Photo: wwf-myanmar0

The World Wildlife Fund-Myanmar (WWF-Myanmar) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Kayin State government for renewable energy support in Kayin State at state government office on 10 September, according to WWF-Myanmar.
According to the MoA, WWF-Myanmar will conduct surveys to explore possible places to produce renewable energy, assist in connecting with investors to enter into renewable energy sector and in producing electricity at a lower price.
According to a news release by WWF-Myanmar, the governments of Denmark and Sweden and European Climate Foundation will provide assistance to implement the project between Kayin State government and WWF-Myanmar. “Kayin State mainly needs electricity. For the state to develop, there must be sufficient electricity. We welcome any technology, including renewable energy and solar energy, if it increases electricity supply,” said Kayin State Chief Minister Nang Khin Htwe Myint. In its news release, WWF-Myanmar quoted 2014 census statistics and said over 1.5 million people live in Kayin State and only 26 percent had access to electricity.
To supply solar power electricity to over 200 houses in three villages, WWF-Myanmar sent five women from those villages to India for six months to learn solar technology, it is learnt.

 

Min Thit (MNA)

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