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New Solar Lantern

Myanmar, 11 December 2013

Panasonic aims to contribute to the progress and development of societies in developing and emerging countries through donating a total of 100,000 solar LED lanterns to people living in areas without electricity by 2018, the 100th anniversary of the company's founding. One of the key countries is in Myanmar. Read how Panasonic is active in contributing to the social development in Myanmar by making the solar lanterns available to the general public as well as providing donations. On November 29, 2013, Panasonic Asia Pacific held a press conference to announce the launch of its new Solar Lantern model (BG-BL03) to the Burmese market. Aiming to provide off-grid energy solutions to areas with limited electricity in Myanmar, the new Panasonic Solar Lantern launched, can create; store and utilize solar energy effectively. In conjunction with this, as the first activity of the 100 Thousand Solar LED Lanterns Project in this fiscal year, a total of 2,000 Solar Lanterns were donated to five NPOs and NGOs, which contribute to solving social problems in Myanmar. Hisakazu Maeda, Chief Representative of Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Myanmar Branch, explained Panasonic's business development in Myanmar and described the necessity of Solar Lanterns in Myanmar by sharing his experience of staying in a village without electricity.

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