Norway to Help Update Burma Electricity Law

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Asian Development Bank says Norway has pledged $850,000 to help Burma bring its electricity law up to current international standards.

Espen Barth Eide, Norway's minister of foreign affairs, said during a visit to Burma Monday that energy access for all is a priority for Norway. He added that, without access to modern energy, there can be no development.

The ADB said Monday that the grant will support the review of current energy laws and drafting of new legislation that will best suit the needs of Burma.

The bank says drafting and implementing legislation is expected to take 18 months, with completion targeted for June of 2014.