Burma is currently implementing a 15-year World Bank plan to bring electricity to more than seven million households by 2030.
They volatile situation in the areas in question renders plans for dam construction unsuitable at this time, said one NGO spokesperson.
The single-seat aircraft finally takes off from Japan en route to Hawaii on a momentous 120-hour journey powered only by solar energy.
The Solar Impulse team announces the initiation of a scheme that aims to bring electricity to 3,500 households in rural parts of Mandalay Division.
As Solar Impulse 2 stops over in Mandalay, DVB want to know if our readers feel the pilots’ message of a “clean” future is relevant to Burma.
The first round-the-world solar powered flight landed in Mandalay, Burma, on Thursday night on the third-leg of its five-month journey of 35,000 kilometres.