ASEAN Connectivity: Power Integration between Thailand and Myanmar

ERI-PARI Joint Workshop

ASEAN Connectivity: Power Integration between Thailand and Myanmar

April 4, 2014, The Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok

Co-hosted by

Energy Research Institute (ERI), Chulalongkorn University


UTokyo Policy Alternative Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo

Supported by

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

1. Objective:

Regarding electric power developments in Myanmar, this conference aims:

  • to understand current situations and barriers of on-going Thai investment projects in Myanmar;
  • to compare each barriers in terms of political/institutional, physical/technical, and environmental/social aspects ; and
  • to draw policy implications to overcome those barriers for an expected power integration between Thailand and Myanmar

 2. Outline:

After the opening of the country, Myanmar economy has remarkably progressed. Its energy development, however, has been lag behind the economic boom. The country’s further progress is promising with the energy development. For the development, PARI has held stakeholder’s meetings in collaboration with ERIA.

As a matter of fact, the country cannot achieve energy development without sound global/regional linkages. Focusing on the energy relationship with Thailand, this workshop tries to discuss the barriers of the Thai’s electric power developments in Myanmar.

What are barriers for the Thai/Myanmar power integration? What kind of win-win relationship could be imagined through power integrations? What kind of energy policies / regulations is needed to craft win-win situation? By discussing those questions, we will draw implications for our further research.

Presentation Slides:

01 Project Overview - Ichiro SAKATA

02 Policy research on energy development in Myanmar: The Thai’s perspective – Kensuke Yamaguchi

03 SEA Energy Outlook and Perspectives on Bilateral Cooperation – Venkatachalam Anbumozhi

04 Dawei Power Project - Danuja Simasathien

05 Lessons from Nam Theun2 IPP Project – Masayuki SEINO

06 Expectation and Challenges in Myanmar: Investors’ point of view – Setsuo IUCHI

07 Case Introduction: Dawei,Tasan,Hutghi – Suthee Traivivatana

08 Turning on Myanmar’s Lights_Integrated Energy Development Study Phase Two Fieldwork Initiative – Keith Rabin

09 Investment in Myanmar: Government policy and the role of civil society – Ukrist Pathmanand

10 JICA’s Scheme for Private Project (incl PPPBOT) Promotion (JICA Private Window) – Tomoyuki KAWABATA

Related links:

1. The Evolving Energy Relationship between Thailand and Myanmar:  A View From Thailand

2. The 2nd PARI-ERI Joint Workshop Detailed Report ASEAN Connectivity: Power Integration between Thailand and Myanmar

3. The 2nd PARI-ERI Joint Workshop Flash Report ASEAN Connectivity: Power Integration between Thailand and Myanmar

4. The 1st PARI-ERI Joint Workshop Report Evolving Energy Relationship between Thailand and Myanmar: A View From Thailand


For further information regarding this event, please contact Dr. Suthee Traivivatana by sending email to or by calling 08-4099-8035.

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