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Myanmar's energy sector is a major asset as the country moves towards industrialisation and economic liberalisation. The World Economic Forum's New Energy Architecture Initiative recently completed a six-month, multi-stakeholder study into Myanmar's energy infrastructure and the challenges faced by the countries ahead. 

Espen Mehlum, the associate director and head of Knowledge Management Energy Industries, World Economic Forum, discusses some key findings from the study.

Myanmar's energy sector faces many challenges and opportunities as the country transitions to democracy. Myanmar's abundant energy resources – notably natural gas and hydro - and its strategic position between some of the most dynamic Asian economies means it is crucial to regional energy security.

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