Burma becoming like floundering neighbor Bangladesh rather than dynamic Thailand—it can’t seem to build power plants

‘Bangladesh Syndrome’ Looms over Burma’s Electricity Crisis – The Irrawaddy, May 16, 2013
…In the past year announcements have been made in Burma for plans for new power stations, fueled by coal, natural gas or renewable energy such as the sun, totaling 2,010 megawatts.
That’s 60 percent more than the total electricity generating capacity Burma has in theory at present.
However, none of these plans have moved beyond a boardroom blueprint and this week leaders of the Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone in Rangoon warned that continuing prolonged electricity cuts could lead to factory closures and job losses…

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