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Myanmar rushes power plant projects to avoid more blackouts

Critics say harsh contract terms are scaring off potential bidders

A woman works at a sewing machine during a power outage in Yangon on May 24.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Myanmar's government is trying to address the country's worsening power shortage, aiming to add 1,072 megawatts of new electricity generating capacity ahead of elections in late 2020.

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