Video June 29, 2017

Turning on the Lights in Rural Myanmar

The Government of Myanmar, with the help of the World Bank, is rolling out on-grid and off-grid electricity services to rural communities as part of its National Electrification Plan. The plan aims to bring electricity to everyone in Myanmar by 2030, installing modern solar home systems and mini-grids for remote villages that would otherwise have to wait years for a grid connection. The new electricity source will help Ei Po Po Aung to study without disruption, helping her achieve her dream of becoming a teacher in the future. It will also help her family save on daily expenses and enabling them to be more productive.