ASEAN energy issues discussed


Map of ASEAN members

DA NANG — Measures to boost energy co-operation among regional countries were discussed at the 27th meeting of the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities (HAPUA) in Da Nang yesterday.

Senior officials decided on important strategy issues among ASEAN member countries, transferred the chairmanship of the HAPUA Council to Viet Nam and made Brunei deputy chair of the organisation.

They also discussed a potential restructuring of the organisation.

Within the framework of the meeting, which ran from June 20-23, the eighth meeting of the ASEAN power network connectivity committee chaired by Thailand and the fourteenth meeting of the HAPUA Co-ordinating Committee were also held.

Apart from 10 ASEAN member countries, the meeting drew delegates from the HAPUA secretariat, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Centre for Energy, and observers.

The venue for the annual meeting rotates among ASEAN members in alphabetical order. — VNS

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