ASEAN energy officials discuss regional grid, gas pipeline

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The 28th ASEAN Senior Officials of Energy Meeting (SOME 28) opened in Vietnam's central highlands resort town of Da Lat Monday focusing on energy and climate change challenges.


The 28th ASEAN Senior Officials of Energy Meeting (SOME 28) is a preparatory meeting for the  28th Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM 28) scheduled for July 19-23, also in Da Lat .


SOME 28 will mainly discuss the regional bloc's program of energy cooperation between 2010-2015, which includes the establishment of an ASEAN power grid and a Trans-ASEAN gas pipeline.


Agreements reached at the meeting wil be submitted to AMEM 28 expected to kick off this Thursday.


During AMEM 28, senior energy officials from the bloc will hold meetings with representatives from non-ASEAN countries like Russia, US, China and Japan.


An energy exhibition and a forum will also be included in the bigger event that will be attended by some 500 international representatives.

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