ERI-PARI Joint Workshop
ASEAN Connectivity: Power Integration between Thailand and Myanmar
April 4, 2014, The Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok
Energy Research Institute (ERI), Chulalongkorn University
UTokyo Policy Alternative Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
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
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.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Dr. Suthee Traivivatana by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 08-4099-8035.