Burma looks to hike the planned share of hydropower in its energy mix at the cost of polluting coal as it tries to attract foreign investment.
The move follows a chain of fatal incidents across the country, including the electrocution of a seven-year-old girl in Magwe earlier this week.
The death of a seven-year-old girl in Magwe last week was just the latest in a string of incidents since the start of the rainy season last month.
Burma’s energy minister tells parliament that it will take another decade and a half for the the country realise its goal of universal access to electricity.
A child was electrocuted when he touched a power pole as he stepped over an open drain outside his house in Rangoon’s Hlaing Township on 31 May.
Naypyidaw is liable to pay compensation to the Chinese state-owned electricity giant if the project is permanently cancelled, Myanmar Times reports.