Laos seeks electricity integration at AEMM

Published on September 22, 2014

Laos seeks electricity integration at 32nd Asean Energy Ministers Meeting (AEMM) on September 22-24 in Vientiane

Introduction: Laos is set to push for regional electricity integration at the upcoming 32nd Asean Energy Ministers Meeting scheduled to take place on September 22-24 in Vientiane. According to Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, Viraphonh Viravong, Panel discussions initiated by Laos are set to be convened, For instance, as Laos is striving to become the Asean battery, in this context Laos wants to hear from experts about what the opportunities and challenges are.

Speaking in a press conference, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, Viraphonh Viravong said energy integration is envisioned to facilitate the trade in electricity among the countries in the region.

He told local media that Panel discussions initiated by Laos are set to be convened on the sidelines of the meetings where energy experts will be invited to share energy-related views such as energy development, use and trade. For instance, as Laos is striving to become the Asean battery, in this context Laos wants to hear from experts about what the opportunities and challenges are.

According to him, the possibility of electricity integration in the region was also put on the agenda for the discussions.

Up to 300 participants were expected to attend 32nd Asean Energy Ministers Meeting and its related meetings.

Source: Lao National Television News in English
Broadcast on September 19, 2014