The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has stated that it would provide $2.85 million to the Myanmar government to help create a long-term energy plan for use of renewable energy sources. The funding that will be extended through ADB’s Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) will also help Myanmar expand and improve its power grid. Through a $1.35 million grant, ADB will collaborate with the country’s National Energy Management Committee to devise a 20-year energy programme that focuses on the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. In addition, it will allocate $1.5 million of JFPR funds to provide technical aid for the development of future transmission and distribution projects in rural and urban areas.