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China dominates bidding for Myanmar solar power plants

NLD's hastiness ahead of elections triggers backlash from US, UK and EU

YANGON -- Myanmar is expected to announce the winners of tenders for a raft of solar power plants ahead of general elections in November and following a process whose onerous conditions threw obstacles in front of international companies, except, somehow, those from China, from where more than half of the bids came.

After sitting on numerous solar plant proposals for years, the National League for Democracy-led government issued the tenders in mid-May as the November elections loomed. Submission deadline: one month later.

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