MYANMAR, CHINA, BANGLADESH AGREE ON ELECTRIC POWER TRADING

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar, Myanmar, China and Bangladesh, on Friday, reached an agreement, on electric power trade, at a trilateral ministerial meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.

Matters relating to starting trilateral cross-border power trading and its implementation mechanism, were discussed at the plenary meeting, aimed at enhancing cooperation on electric power trading, through promoting the interconnection of power grid and infrastructure development, among the three countries.

The trilateral agreement, to trade electric power among neighbouring countries, could help with the improvement of energy security, sharing of electricity resources, infrastructure development, capacity development of officials, and job opportunity, as well as, strengthening of long term friendship, and fulfilling of the basic requirements of electricity supply, to support the economic development for each country, a statement by Myanmar’s Electricity and Energy Ministry, said.

Present at the meeting were, Myanmar’s Union Minister, U Win Khaing for Electricity and Energy, vice administrator of National Energy Administration of China, Li Fanrong, adviser to Prime Minister, for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs of Bangladesh, Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury BB.– NNN-MNA

Source: NAM News Network