Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Burma asks for help with green technologies


Published: November 1, 2011

Burma asks for help with green technologies thumbnail
Solar power is one area the Burmese government has requested outside help in (Reuters)
Burma urged developed nations on Tuesday to share their green technologies, in the military-backed government’s latest effort to reach out to the global community.
“Being a developing country, we need technological transfer, particularly for the development of renewable energy through solar, wind and tidal power,” Environmental Conservation and Forestry Minister Win Tun said as he opened a conference in the capital.
He said the experiences of other countries would “provide an opportunity to develop a road map for green growth for Myanmar [Burma].” Burma’s first-ever Green Economy and Green Growth Forum comes just weeks after the authoritarian regime stunned observers by freezing work an unpopular Chinese-backed mega dam in a rare concession to public opinion.
Burma is one of the world’s least developed countries but it is rich in natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals and gems.


No comments:

Post a Comment