Thursday, 24 July 2014

India eyes cooperation with Myanmar's energy sector

YANGON, July 18 (Xinhua) -- India is seeking cooperation in the energy sector with Myanmar, state media reported Friday.

A meeting on energy cooperation was held on Thursday in Nay Pyi Taw, with the participation of Myanmar Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Win Tun and Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya, said the New Light of Myanmar.

Both sides focused on the use of renewable energy and various energy, as well as drawing of energy policy and procedures.

They also emphasized cooperation between the ministry and the Energy and Resources Institute of India in enhancement of research and capacity, development of waterways in Kaladan river, investment in tea plantations in Kachin and Chin states and related technical assistance.

The two sides also will carry out cooperation in conservation of forest resources and bio-diversities, implementation of ecotourism industry and a training program under which Myanmar trainees will be sent to India to pursue forest protection, environmental conservation and land survey.

Myanmar and India authorities will sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the energy sector, according to the report.

source: Global Post

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