Energy

Electricity production

Vietnam to buy more electricity from Laos amid projected energy shortage

Vietnam is keen to import more electricity from Laos to address its projected energy shortages, according to a senior official.Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Daovong Phonekeo told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that Vietnam is purchasing electricity from energy plants built by Lao and Vietnamese investors.“From ...

Times Reporters

Collapsed dam rebuilt 2 years after catastrophic flood

Vientiane Time – Attapeu province: The Xe-PianXe-Namnoy hydropower project in Attapeu province has rebuilt a saddle dam at the reservoir after the previous one collapsed two years ago, causing a devastating flood.Project officials told visiting reporters on Wednesday that a new dam had been built ...

Khonesavanh Latsaphao

Laos to Develop Solar Power for Export in Champasack Province

The LaotianTimes-  The Government of Laos has signed an agreement with Muang Khong Clean Energy to build a solar power plant at Khong District, Champasack Province. The project has now completed a feasibility study, and will become the first installation in Laos to export solar ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Vietnam to Import More Energy from Laos

Vietnam has decided to import an additional 200 MW of electricity from Laos next year amid possible power shortages.The country’s decision comes amid concerns that it may suffer energy shortages from 2020.Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade estimated that the country would experience a shortage ...

Taejun Kang

Nam Theun 2 agrees to support Khammuan sustainable skills development

Khammuan province’s Technical-Vocational College and Nam Theun 2 Power Company Ltd have signed a new cooperation agreement on sustainable local skills development for the hydropower sector.The cooperation agreement was inked last week, after the first three-year implementation of the memorandum of understanding’s action plan on ...

Times Reporters

Lao Dam Resettlement Village Out of Water Due to Drought

More than 100 Lao families who were moved to a resettlement village four years ago to make way for construction of the Nam Tha 1 Dam hydropower project in Luang Namtha province have run out of water amid a worsening drought, local sources say.Water sources ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Laos' Nam Pha Gnai hydropower plant begins electricity generation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Nam Pha Gnai hydropower plant in Xaysomboun province has officially begun generating electricity after construction was completed in September.An opening ceremony took place last week in Pha Noi village, Long Chaeng district, Xaysomboun province, attended by Politburo member and Head ...

News Desk

Don Sahong Hydropower Project Comes Online

The Don Sahong Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in Champasack Province has officially come online.Turbines have now entered commercial operations, according to Chinese construction contractor, Sinohydro Corp Ltd.The US 401 million hydropower project, near Khone Falls in Champasack Province, was completed 48 days ahead of schedule, ...

Jasmina Yap

Stakeholders Question Farness of MRC’s Impact Assessment for Laos’ Luangprabang Dam

Stakeholders are concerned about the legitimacy of the multinational approval process for Laos’ Luangprabang hydropower project, after recommendations to lower the environmental impact were raised, but few were accepted during a meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) last week in Vientiane.The meeting was held ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Laos promotes environmentally-friendly hydro projects

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) — The government is encouraging the building of environmentally-friendly hydropower plants to ensure green growth and sustainable poverty reduction, according to a senior government official.“The government is highly encouraged to promote environmentally-friendly and sustainable hydropower projects,” Deputy Minister of Natural Resource and ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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