There are few ambitions as meaningful as that of nation building. In developing nations, especially, it’s a critical task in uplifting people to a standard of living that all humans should enjoy. Gan Boon Hean, CEO of energy provider Leader Energy, regards his efforts in the industry as a part of that grand endeavor. “I am quite proud to say I’ve played a small role in nation-building – of my country and others in Indochina,” Boon Hean declares.
“I am happy to share my experiences with anyone that I’ve met in other developing countries in the region. This way, we can all learn from each other and, hopefully, will be able to take a shorter path in development without paying a high price or making a wrong decision. I’m sure by bringing electricity to all the corners of the country, it will not only create a better life for a lot of people but also help these developing countries move closer to becoming a developed nation.”
But Boon Hean believes it’s still economically challenging to reach the necessary level of electricity supply across nations, and thus the government must step in and provide support to this nation-building effort. The private sector’s ability to transform national electricity systems isn’t unlimited – a country-wide effort is required. But what organisations like Leader Energy can do is introduce new technology and knowledge to the industry.
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