China strengthens electric power cooperation with ASEAN


Updated: 2019-09-27


Photo taken on Sept 20, 2019 shows the night view of Langdong District in Nanning, capital city of South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo/Xinhua]

A forum on China-ASEAN cooperation in electric power was held in Nanning, capital of South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, according to the organizer.

More than 160 experts from China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered to discuss topics including investment, technology exchange and interconnection of infrastructure.

Chinese major electric power enterprises completed the investment of $1.8 billion in 11 projects in the ASEAN member countries and signed $9.91 billion worth of contracts in 2018, according to China Electricity Council.


Photo taken on Mar 27, 2019 shows the Nam Ou River project, a Chinese-developed hydropower plant under construction in northern Laos. The Nam Ou River project, a Chinese-developed hydropower plant in northern Laos, has not only brought electric power to thousands of Lao homes, but also become a new scenic spot in the country. [Photo/Xinhua]

Cooperation between Chinese electric power enterprises and ASEAN countries covers hydropower, wind power, photovoltaic power and other fields, and has promoted local economic development and achieved win-win progress, said Yu Chongde, secretary general of the council.

China has rich experiences, advanced technology, and strong design and manufacturing capabilities in electric power, all of these are of great importance to ASEAN countries, said Yongyooth Horthong, an official from the Thai Ministry of Energy.