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Hydropower Advisory

Hydropower Advisory 
Over 150 stakeholders joined a general forum in August supported by the Australian government for the launch of Myanmar’s first Hydropower Developers’ Working Group.
Over 150 stakeholders joined a general forum in August supported by the Australian government for the launch of Myanmar’s first Hydropower Developers’ Working Group.
In Lao PDR, small hydropower has the potential to be big business. With support from IFC and the Australian government, Lao PDR approved the Regulation on Small Hydropower Development to streamline approvals for projects less than 15 megawatts.
Uttar Kumar Shrestha, the chief executive officer of the Butwal Power Company (BPC) in Nepal is driving change in his company’s environmental and social management systems (ESMS).
The Jhelum-Poonch Watershed, in South Asia, is home to critically endangered species of fish such as the Golden Mahaseer and the Kashmir Catfish. The basin is also a vast source of hydropower in Pakistan.

What's New
 

Draft Lao PDR Cumulative Impact Assessment Guidelines Stakeholder Dialogue
Date: September 28, 2016
Venue: Vientiane, Lao PDR

 

Draft Cumulative Impact Assessment Guidelines are available here in English and Lao languages.

 

Lao PDR’s Hydropower Developers’ Working Group Business Meeting

Date: September 29, 2016
Venue: Vientiane, Lao PDR

 

Stakeholder Engagement Training

Date: October 3-4, 2016

Venue: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Newsletter

 

AUGUST ISSUE: Join IFC at the 2016 RiverSymposium in New Delhi

 

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IFC Promotes Sustainability in the Hydropower Sector

 

In Asia, 700 million people live without electricity. To meet Asia’s growing energy demands, hydropower projects in the Mekong region are developing fast. 

 

In Myanmar alone, hydropower potentials top 100,000 megawatts – the region’s highest. If realized sustainably, the energy produced could benefit 34 million people, or about 66 percent of the population that currently live without access to electricity. This is coupled with Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s energy generation potentials, which could bring electricity to nearly all rural households by 2020, drive business growth, and generate income to reduce poverty. 

 

The challenge, however, is to develop this natural resource sustainably. [read more] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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