Thailand, Laos, Malaysia agree to extend LTM Power Integration…

BANGKOK, 4 September 2019(NNT) – The Energy Minister, Sontirat Sontijirawong, said today that the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM), hosted by the Thai government, had discussed plans to enhance energy connectivity through Thailand’s multilateral power trade project with Laos and Malaysia. The three sides agreed to extend the Laos, Thailand and Malaysia (LTM) Power Integration Project for two more years. Under the agreement, power generation will be increased from 100 megawatts of electricity to 300 megawatts. The official signing of the new agreement is expected to take place later this year, and the energy supply should be available in January next year.
The Energy Purchase and Wheeling Agreement (EPWA) was also signed at the meeting. Singapore also expressed its interest in signing the agreement under an LTMS initiative. The multilateral cooperation will be able to provide greater stability and security of the energy supply in the ASEAN region.
Energy Minister Sontirat added that he will use this platform to discuss the overlapping claim areas of Thailand and Cambodia with delegates from the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Cambodia tomorrow.

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