They volatile situation in the areas in question renders plans for dam construction unsuitable at this time, said one NGO spokesperson.
A series of tragic deaths from electrocution has forced Burma’s largest city to try to untangle the mess that its power grid has fallen into after decades of neglect.
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.
Residents in Arakan State capital Sittwe this week began enjoying the benefits of a 24-hour supply of electricity.
Thailand’s leading calcium-carbonate producer SurintOmya Chemicals rules out the possibility of investing in Burma in the short term, citing unreliable electricity supply.