Hydropower in Myanmar: Moving Electricity Contracts from Colonial to Commercial
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CitationDapice, David. "Hydropower in Myanmar: Moving electricity contracts from colonial to commercial." Ash Center Policy Briefs Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2015.
AbstractMyanmar has less electricity per capita than Bangladesh and only a third of its population is connected to grid electricity. Although Myanmar has huge reserves of potential hydroelectricity, this paper argues that more is at stake than electricity supply, and that the political implications of hydro development are crucial to a peaceful and united future for Myanmar. It cautions that hydroelectric projects undertaken in the past decade had exceedingly disadvantageous terms that serve Myanmar poorly, and that if a stable political framework that promotes national unity is going to be realized, how hydroelectricity projects are approved and developed, and how the revenue benefits are distributed are as important as the electricity itself.
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