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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar general's love for high tech brings electric buses to Yangon

Min Aung Hlaing pushes EVs to save on gasoline

Myanmar is preparing to build routes and charging stations for electric buses.

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's economic capital of Yangon plans to introduce an electric-bus network, mapping out routes and installing charging stations in a nod to the ambitions of the country's military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.

The city unveiled the plans at a meeting of a national electric-vehicle development steering committee, a state-owned newspaper reported in late July. Research results showed possible locations for charging stations, such as at bus stops and shopping facilities.

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