December 13, 2017

Surplus energy to be exported among ASEAN countries

Officials hold the press confence after the ASEAN Energy Senior Officials Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.
Officials hold the press confence after the ASEAN Energy Senior Officials Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.

SURPLUS energy including oil, gas and electricity will be exported among ASEAN countries to achieve energy security and sustainability in the region said Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy U Htein Lwin after a press conference on the 34th ASEAN Energy Senior Officials Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Regarding energy cooperation, ASEAN has targeted the implementation of 25 projects through the power grid and gas pipeline by 2020, added the secretary.  According to the secretary, the existing trans-ASEAN gas pipeline infrastructure with a total length of 3,673km has been commissioned.
During the press conference, U Min Min Oo, Assistant Secretary of the ministry, said that the 34th SOM discussed and approved development of Phase I of the ASEAN Plan of Action on Energy Cooperation 2016-2025 and work programmes for the APAEC 2016-2017.  The meeting covered a wide range of energy issues including coal and clean coal technology, the ASEAN power grid, energy efficiency and conservation, the trans-ASEAN gas pipeline, renewable energy, regional energy policy and planning and civil nuclear energy.   The assistant secretary said that seven more LNG terminals will be built in Malaysia, the Philippines and Viet Nam, adding that six LNG terminals were built in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
The meeting also focused on further cooperation between the region and international partners in improving energy technology and capacity building for ASEAN countries, he added.

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