Panasonic launches Off-grid solutions project to commemorate 100th anniversary

Writer: 
Kywe Wa Dana Tun Myanmar Eleven The Nation
Hisakazu Maeda, Chief Representative of Panasonic Asia Pacific Myanmar.
 
Yangon - The Japan-based Panasonic Corporation launches Off-grid Solutions project as part of their efforts in Myanmar to solidify their place as one of the top MNCs operating in Myanmar and to provide for betterment of the country, on 13 July 2018 while celebrating their 100th anniversary.
 
The so called Off-grid Solutions will range from educational activities to provision of Panasonic products in rural areas that do not yet have access to electricity - "off-grid", which also serves as part of the corporation's CSR drive.
 
Chief Representative Hisakazu Maeda of Panasonic Asia Pacific Myanmar Branch Office said that ever since 1918, the company had remained true to their convictions that a "public entity" that contribute towards growth of society.
 
"We began our operations in Myanmar neary 50 years ago by starting out as a radio manufacturer, with the aim of contributing to the country through our business activities. I'm proud to share that Panasonic has established a total of five factories that generated more than 10,000 jobs for local Burmese people since then. Moving on, we aim to resolve social issues through initiatives such as Off-grid Solutions Project, in which Panasonic donates solar energy to non-profit organizations," said Hisakazu Maeda.
 
The project is expected to provide better quality of life to those living without power and for those that had just gotten access to electricity not only in rural region of Myanmar but other communities in Asia as well as Africa.
 
Nobuyuki Hirano, Project Director for Association of Renegein Tanjoji International Cooperation said that with educational and social contributions by prominent organizations such as Panasonic will drastically improve the lives of communities and uplift them from the poverty cycle through actions such as lighting to help students study at night, achieve better grades and then later contribute back to their communities.
 
Panasonic aims to contribute actively to the well-being of the people of Myanmar through its business and corporate citizenship activities. Since 2013, Myanmar has been actively involved in CSR activities. Myanmar was part of the programme in February 2013, where 3,000 Panasonic Compact Solar Lights were donated to Myanmar Red Cross Society and other humanitarian organizations in