BUSINESS – Power to the people

Speaking at a meeting between government officials and World Bank representatives, Burma’s Minister of Electric Power Khin Maung Soe said the government has drafted a plan to bring electricity to the entire country by the year 2030. The minister said the plan was drafted with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which has already contributed some 5 billion yen (US$50 million) to provide electrical power to 160 villages around the country.