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Nam Ou hydropower project developed by Chinese firm in Laos starts full operation

A ceremony was held here on Tuesday to start the full power generation of all seven plants of the Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project developed by Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina). The power generation ceremony was held simultaneously by video conference in PowerChina’s ...

Xinhua

New Indicative Ending Date Set for Sanakham Dam Consultation

An MRC governance meeting has agreed to a new indicative date to conclude the prior consultation process of the 684-megawatt Sanakham dam.The Joint Committee also agreed to a revised road map to carry out the prior consultation process, following a special session of the Joint ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Housing Complete for Villagers Displaced by Nam Thuen 1 Hydropower Project

The Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project has handed over new homes to residents who have been affected by the project. Some 88 new homes are now ready to house displaced people and families impacted by the hydropower project in Bolikhamxay Province.The new homes are located ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes two provinces

River levels have increased and flooded crops, rice fields, gardens, fishponds and villages after heavy rain in the two northern provinces over the past three days. Two districts and the Boten Special Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province are the worst affected areas, with Nam ...

Times Reporters

Laos to build large hybrid floating solar project

The Lao government and shareholders in Nam Theun 2 hydropower plant have agreed to develop Nam Theun 2-Solar, which is claimed to be the world’s largest hybrid floating solar project.With an installed capacity of 240 megawatt peak (MWp), the solar project will be built on ...

Australia, Germany, Switzerland to provide nearly USD13 m to improve Mekong’s overall state

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland on Jun 24 committed nearly USD13 million in funding to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam to respond to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological function of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...

KPL

Laos Issues New Decree on Dam Management

Authorities announced on Thursday that the government of Laos has released new instructions for handling hydropower dams aimed at mitigating water shortages and floods.The new decree, effective 4 March, requires hydropower operators to alert authorities once dam reservoirs achieve full capacity or when downstream river ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Lancang-Mekong pilot project provides clean drinking water, improves conditions in Ngoi district

A drinking water demonstration project financially supported by the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund is set to provide clean drinking water to the residents of Ngoi district in Luang Prabang province.Nam Ou River Basin Hydropower Co., Ltd. (established by POWERCHNIA to develop the Nam Ou River cascade ...

Advertorial Desk

Laos to Build Two Coal-Fired Plants in Xekong Province

Laos is to construct two new coal-fired power plants in southern Laos with the aim of selling more electricity to Cambodia.Vientiane Times reports that the construction of two coal-fired power plants is to commence at the end of this year in Xekong Province.The two plants are to ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?

The Lao government’s high-risk plan to install a massive dam on the Mekong River, perilously close to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang, shows a disregard for its legal obligations to protect the renowned site, according to conservation experts.Keep reading  ...

Tom Fawthrop

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