Officials from several agencies of the member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) are gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to discuss the development of energy in the sub region.

On Sept. 29, the first day of the conference, the participants focused their attention on each member country’s energy policy and a case study on energy trading in the context of an expanding GMS market.

They are scheduled to discuss developing human resources, marketing, e-governance and the development of a business network. Also on the agenda will be talks on promoting cooperation in energy, transport, telecommunications, tourism and the environment.

Vietnam sent a top level delegation to the conference, including officials from the Vietnam Electricity Group, the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Energy, Oil and Gas Department, plus representatives from the Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group’s electricity development projects and PetroVietnam’s Centre for Research and Development.

Apart from the GMS members - Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Myanmar, the two-day conference also drew officials from world leading energy groups such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, GE Energy as well as officials from several foreign embassies in Phnom Penh./.