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Hydropower Advisory

Hydropower Advisory 
In mid-April, IFC environmental and social experts, with the support of the Australian government, stepped up efforts to promote sustainability in Pakistan’s hydropower sector.
Sustainability is never achieved overnight. In the hydropower sector, it begins with developing up-to-date policy and regulations that can be put into practice.
Sustainability is never achieved overnight. In the hydropower sector, it begins with developing up-to-date policy and regulations that can be put into practice.
IFC's Kate Lazarus discusses how Myanmar's development community needs to work together to help the private sector achieve new standards.
“Unless you look at cumulative impacts, you don’t have a project,” said Vaqar Zakaria, Managing Director, Hagler Bailey, based in Islamabad.

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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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