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Burma urged developed nations on Tuesday to share their green technologies, in the military-backed government’s latest effort to reach out to the global community.
“Being a developing country, we need technological transfer, particularly for the development of renewable energy through solar, wind and tidal power,” Environmental Conservation and Forestry Minister Win Tun said as he opened a conference in the capital.
He said the experiences of other countries would “provide an opportunity to develop a road map for green growth for Myanmar [Burma].” Burma’s first-ever Green Economy and Green Growth Forum comes just weeks after the authoritarian regime stunned observers by freezing work an unpopular Chinese-backed mega dam in a rare concession to public opinion.
Burma is one of the world’s least developed countries but it is rich in natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals and gems.