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ASEAN government officials to seek cross-border cooperation for energy connectivity

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ASEAN government officials to seek cross-border cooperation for energy connectivity

ASEAN-Korea Centre to organize the Joint Training Program with the ADB in Korea (13-17 Nov.) -

Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) will organize the Joint Training Program with the Asia Development Bank (ADB) from 13 to 17 November 2017 in Seoul, Korea. The program will offer a 5-day-long intensive training on regional power market and cross-border interconnections to policy makers from Greater-Mekong Subregion (GMS) including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China, as well as Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines who are actively taking part in the ASEAN Power Grid initiative.


Kim Young-sun, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre noted that, “Against the backdrop of rapid economic growth, ASEAN countries and China face increasing needs of stable energy supply. To this end, it is imperative to develop a regional power market and enhance interconnections among the countries. I hope this program would provide a meaningful platform for energy-related government officials who will play a leading role in the ASEAN Power Grid initiatives to enhance relevant capacities and share good practices with counterparts in ASEAN and Korea.”


The training is composed of a combination of lectures, case studies, and industrial visits. Experts from Korea and abroad, including the Chairman of the ASEAN Power Grid Consultative Committee, senior energy economist and training specialists from the ADB, and ASEAN senior officials relevant to energy policy development will give lectures on the themes of ‘Regional Energy Cooperation’, ‘Competitive Regional Power Market’, ‘Regional Power Trade and Market’, and ‘Regional Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia.’ What makes this year’s program more meaningful is that the Korea Smart Grid Institute (KSGI) will introduce current development of Korea’s power market and possible collaboration between ASEAN and Korea in the energy sector. Industrial visit to the Korea South-East Power Co. Yeongheung Power Plan is also scheduled for the participants to gain first-hand experience of Korea’s good practice.


The ASEAN-Korea Centre and the ADB have been annually organizing the Joint Training Program for ASEAN policy makers since 2015. The program has enabled the ASEAN-Korea Centre which has carried out a wide range of ASEAN-Korea partnership projects as well as the ADB which has expertise and experience in the ASEAN infrastructure projects including the GMS development to create a great effect. 


- Press Release file


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