Release of the Japan-U.S. Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) Action Plan
April 6, 2023
On April 6, Japan and the United States, together with the Mekong countries, announced the JUMPP Action Plan at the Friends of the Mekong Senior Officials Meeting held in Vientiane, the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
- JUMPP is an initiative launched by Japan and the United States in 2019 to maintain and promote a more sustainable energy sector and quality energy infrastructure development that meet the needs of the people of the Mekong, bearing in mind that the electricity demand is soaring in the Mekong countries due to rapid economic growth.
- The announced JUMPP Action Plan contains various technical assistance programs that Japan and the United States will implement over the next few years based on the needs of the Mekong region.
- The Action Plan includes various technical cooperation projects by Japan, including the "Project for Integrated Energy Master Plan towards Sustainable Carbon Neutral Society" for Laos, which was launched in February this year.
- Japan will contribute to the strengthening of the energy sector and decarbonization in the Mekong region through technical assistance in cooperation with the United States and the Mekong countries.