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In July 2017 Greenlight Planet opened the first store in Myanmar offering solar products through the pay-as-you-go model. (Supplied)

Digital payment solutions are an ideal, cost-effective way to enable rural households to access reliable solar power.

SINCE REFORMS began in 2011, Myanmar has become one of the fastest-growing developing markets in Asia. Growing access to communications technology – SIM cards, fast data coverage and cheap smartphones – is helping fuel this growth.

Read more: Harnessing the power of fintech in Myanmar

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A farmer uses a mobile app, while working in a rice field on the outskirts of Yangon. New smartphone apps are providing farmers with up-to-date information on everything from weather, climate change, crop prices to advice on pesticides and fertilizers

A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years.

Read more: Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

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By 2030, Myanmar hopes to be able to survive the impact of climate change, said U Hla Maung Thein, director general of the Environmental Conservation Department. 

Read more: Country aims to survive climate change

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