Phase 5 started in Kayin & Mon States;
2021.2.15 Mon 11:03
The Phase 4 of solar power installation to the people living in the EAO (Ethnic Armed Organizations) areas started in Sep.,2019 and ended Nov.2020.
Initially, it was planned to install 7,326 solar systems into village houses, but, due to a successful bidding process we could increase the installation by another 1,729 systems (grand total of 8,605).
There happened many difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic also spread in Myanmar and forced us to extend our ending target by 3 months.
Just when we were going to start importing solar equipment from China, COVID-19 exploded in China and suspended the production of the equipment for more than a month.
The equipment were delivered to Myanmar in Mar. when the COVID-19 broke out also in Myanmar and prevented free movements of installation technicians in the countryside and held the works for another one month.
Now that the Phase 4 is completed, BHN has started the next project of Phase 5.
The targets of Phase 5 are;
- Supply much needed solar electricity into 6,590 households in the EAO areas (4,572 in Kayin and 2,018 in Mon states).
- To equip computer teaching systems into 9 higher grades schools in Kayin state.
The bidding procedures for Phase 5 are going on in both of the states, however, on Feb. 01, a Coup occurred in Myanmar and, at this very moment (Feb.10), it is unforeseeable what sort of influence should we suffer from this Coup.
The hope is that we have good cooperative relations with the concerned parties; Union Government led by NLD （National League for Democracy） party, Armed Forces & EAOs and every party is positively thinking to proceed our project.
For the time being, we are holding further works to avoid un-necessary trouble.
We have to watch and always be ready to start the work at any time once our works for the poor people are permitted by all the parties concerned.
Hirofumi Aizawa Project Manager