Myanmar offered power know-how

Kyodo

Trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi told Myanmar President Thein Sein that Japan will offer its know-how in electrical engineering to his country, Japanese government officials said after their talks in the capital.

“I hope your country will use Japan’s technology,” Motegi was quoted Thursday as telling the president, who spoke of wanting to build a coal-fired power station that is safe for the environment.

The president told Motegi that the ability to generate power from both domestically produced natural gas and coal is essential, the officials said.

Myanmar suffers from serious electricity shortages that cause frequent blackouts and make foreign companies reluctant to invest.