A worker operates equipment at Phu My 1 thermal power plant in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province of Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Southeast Asia may become net importer of fossil fuels: IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that Southeast Asia could become a net importer of fossil fuels in the next few years, raising the financial burden on governments and increasing carbon emissions in the region.

Coal would remain a major fuel source in Southeast Asia for years to come(Photo: The Nation)

Coal remains main source of energy in Southeast Asia

Several of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have adopted clean-energy policies, and yet the use of coal continues to increase in the region.

President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in

RoK President begins trip to Southeast Asia

 President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in on September 1 departed for Thailand on a week-long trip that will also take him to Myanmar and Laos as part of efforts to deepen the country's partnerships with the region.