A Myanmar green energy summit, attended by international green and renewable energy industry players, potential investors and experts from over 22 countries and regions, kicked off here Tuesday to explore development plans for the green energy sector in the country.
Organized by the Confexhub Sdn. Bhd of Malaysia and supported by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the two-day summit will focus on such areas as market potential in green energy in Myanmar, power transmission grids, latest power generation and transmission policies and recent trends in related equipment and technology.
In his opening address, Chairman of the Yangon City Electricity Supply Board U Aung Khaing told participants to find out opportunities in business collaboration in Myanmar while welcoming all potential investors interested in participating in the development of sustainable energy in the country.
Briefing the situation of power sector in Myanmar, U Aung Khaing said at present only 31 percent of the country's population has access to electricity.
He added that the government has laid down a short-term plan to electrify 50 percent of the total population before the year 2015- 16 by increasing generating capacity and expanding transmission and distribution facilities.
Attached with the summit and held under the motto of "Green Energy As Strategic Drivers for Sustainable Growth" is an exhibition featuring key companies from the power transmission and distribution, hydropower, solar energy, and coal energy sectors.
The 22 countries and regions include Australia, Canada, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. Xinhua