An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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Eric Shumway, associate director of Delphos International, speaks to Frontier about Myanmar's acute and growing electricity needs.
The challenges facing Myanmar in meeting demand for power are less about technical skill or knowledge than building consensus behind a viable electrification policy and the capacity to deliver on it.