China strengthens electric power cooperation with ASEAN

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Aerial photo taken on Sept. 19, 2019 shows the Pingxiang Integrated Free Trade Zone in Pingxiang, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. [Xinhua]

A forum on China-ASEAN cooperation in electric power was held Friday in Nanning City, 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 U.S. dollars in 11 projects in the ASEAN countries and signed 9.91 billion U.S. dollars worth of contracts in 2018, according to China Electricity Council.

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. 

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