The proposed S-CDTA is not included in the regular Country or Regional Operations Business Plan 2011. However, during the Energy Working Group Meeting of South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) held in Bangkok on 21 October 2011, the delegates endorsed the list of energy related programs for regional cooperation within SASEC countries and Sri Lanka. The delegates endorsed several common understanding on the capacity building, preparation of road maps, project preparation, dissemination of important findings, exploring the economic and climate related benefits of clean energy, sharing experiences to key stakeholders, and exposing officials to best practices within and outside the region. The delegates also requested ADB for technical assistance to promote energy efficiency practices and sharing of experience and expertise. As per the timeline endorsed by the working group, the activity of preparing the Regional Energy Efficiency Initiative Road Map is to be delivered by 2012.
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