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Wind turbines in service at the Dabancheng Wind Power Plant in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 20 October 2007. EPA/IRIS SA

As Myanmar has adapted many of the 21st century’s technological advancements, is it also likely to adapt to renewable energies at the same pace? DNV GL and other renewable candidates are attempting their best to sway investors and officials.

Read more: Eyes on Wind Energy in Myanmar: High Potential with a great challenge

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Mr. Jean-Marc Brule, Green Lotus co-founder and Paris region member of Parliament.

The Mayor of Yangon U Hla Myint attended the “1st Green Construction Summit” in Yangon this week which looked at a whole range of construction options that are more “eco-friendly” compared with traditional, typically Western-style  building techniques.

Read more: ‘Green construction’ meet looks at viable eco-friendly housing

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Flood victims ride a bamboo raft over a flooded road to receive relief items from private donors in Thabaung township, Ayeyarwaddy delta, Myanmar, Aug. 29, 2015.

BANGKOK—This year's monsoon floods in Myanmar, the most severe in a decade, affected an estimated 1.6 million people and killed more than 100. Almost 400,000 hectares of farmland, largely rice paddies, along with fish ponds and farm animals, were lost.  A tropical cyclone followed the devastation wrought by monsoon storms, sweeping away homes, roads and bridges.

Read more: Myanmar Floods Spark Concerns about Deforestation

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