Lancang-Mekong Cooperation vital to promote regional power connectivity, energy cooperation

The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) is crucial to help promote power connectivity and energy cooperation among the six LMC countries, an official at the Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) said in a recent interview.

Prom Sokrith, chief of the administration at the EDC’s Power Plant C7 (400 megawatts) in Southern Cambodia’s Kandal province, said under the LMC, he took part in a Lancang-Mekong Power Connectivity Cooperation seminar held in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, on June 23-30, 2019.

He recalled that the seminar gave a rare opportunity for officials from LMC countries to discuss and share views on regional power connectivity and energy cooperation in order to promote common development.

He said power connectivity is one of the priority areas of the LMC.

“That seminar was important to enhance cooperation in regional power grid planning, infrastructure construction, upgrading and renovation to promote power connectivity and power trade among LMC countries toward the vision of establishing an integrated regional power market,” he told Xinhua. “It’s really useful for electricity planners.”

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