Energy sector focal points of CAREC member countries, officials from energy ministries and agencies, and representatives from multilateral development partners discussed
- updates on the deliverables of the Energy Work Plan (EWP) 2013-2015 and
- initial steps for the formulation of the Energy Work Plan 2016-2020.
The meeting was co-chaired by Bayarbat Sangajav, director general for the Finance and Investment Department of the Mongolia Ministry of Energy; Cleo Kawawaki of the Energy Division, Central and West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank; and Sunil Kumar Khosla, lead energy specialist, World Bank.
The EWP is built on the foundation of the Energy Action Plan Framework, which has addressed a number of issues in the areas of regional energy demand-supply balance and infrastructure, regional dispatch and regulatory development, and energy-water linkages.
The EWP focuses on six key elements: (i) developing the Central Asia-South Asia Energy Corridor, (ii) resolving regional energy dispatch and trade issues, (iii) managing energy-water linkages, (iv) mobilizing funds to build energy assets, (v) implementing energy priority projects, and (vi) building capacity and managing knowledge.
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