First Meeting of the SASEC Electricity Transmission Utility Forum

The meeting marked formal establishment of the SASEC Electricity Transmission Utility Forum (SETUF) as a vehicle for knowledge exchange in the development of cross-border power transmission infrastructure.

SASEC members agreed on the forum's operating modality, including the manner of election and the Chairperson's term of office. Guided by SETUF's terms of reference as endorsed by the SASEC Energy Working Group in 2012, the meeting affirmed broad priority areas that included:

  • Development coordination and update of cross-border transmission plans;
  • Prioritization of regional grid interconnections; and
  • Sharing of best practices and capacity development.

Participants agreed SETUF's workplan for 2013-2014, detailing critical support to the development of the South Asia Transmission Master Plan, through technical inputs to the study and participation in inter-governmental meetings to review progress made by the Master Plan.

Sector: Energy

Date: 1 Oct 2013

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Contact Person: Ronald Butiong
rabutiong@adb.org

Bhutan: Workshop on Intelligence, Information Gathering, and Investigation

Date: TBD
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Phuentsholing, Bhutan

SASEC SPS-TBT Diagnostic Study for Nepal: National Validation Meeting

Date: 31 Oct 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

SASEC SPS-TBT Diagnostic Study for Bangladesh: National Validation Meeting

Date: 26 Oct 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Inception Meeting of the Cross-border Power Trade Working Group

Date: 12-13 Oct 2017
Sector: Energy
Venue: Delhi, India

Presentation of the Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor Study

Date: 10 Oct 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nepal: Inception Meeting for SASEC Loan 3546 and TA 9346

Date: 24-25 Sep 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal