Gov’t: public should be consulted on coal power

The government is currently streamlining its policy for the power sector to ensure the country’s energy security and coal can be one of the options, according to Daw Mi Mi Khaing, director general of Department of Electric Power Planning under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. Apart from energy security, the government is also taking into account the environmental and social impacts of energy projects as well as the pricing of power generation so the people and the industry can have affordable power, she said.

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