The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted a USD 171.27 million loan to Myanmar to enhance the power supply network in the country. The loan will be used to build 44 MV substations and 1,006 km of distribution lines across Kayin state and the Ayeyarwady, east Bago, and Magway regions.

The Accelerated Rural Electrification Project will extend the electric grid and will enable the electrification of 400,300 households in about 2,815 villages. It will also establish the country’s first computerized distribution automation system. According to ADB, the system will optimize power distribution through real-time monitoring and the management of network faults. Link to the news: https://www.nsenergybusiness.com/news/adb-loan-171m-electricity-access-myanmar/