Generators are expensive. Pact says one hour of diesel power in rural Burma costs roughly the same as 24 hours of power in Rangoon.
The government of Mon State has requested that energy giants Toyo-Thai produce a long overdue feasibility study for a new coal burning power plant.
Residents of Thailand’s Ranong, opposite from Kawthaung town where plant is being built, also fear increasing levels of pollution
Environmental groups demand impact assessments be carried out as bare minimum for existing and future energy projects in Burma