Myanmar has achieved 50 percent of nationwide electrification in December, according to a release from Myanmar State Counsellor Office on Friday.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the opening ceremony of a solar power plant in Manaung, Rakhine state.
"While our neighbouring countries have achieved 80 percent, 90 percent, and even a hundred percent nationwide electrification, Myanmar has only fulfilled 50 percent of the electricity demand in 2019. This is why we have more to do ahead of us to increase electric generation," she said.
The State Counsellor noted that the success of Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan which contains three pillars and five goals greatly relies on sufficient electrification.