World Bank Puts Up $2B For Myanmar Energy, Health Reforms

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 4:29 PM EST) -- The World Bank Group said Monday it will fund a $2 billion, multiyear development program in Myanmar that is designed to improve access to energy and health care for citizens of the Southeast Asian country.

The $2 billion program will provide financial support to a country in dire need of assistance, with more than 70 percent of Myanmar's population lacking access to reliable electricity and with about 75 percent lacking access to quality health care, the World Bank said in a statement.

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