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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 ...

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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

Troubled Waters: Is Conflict Over The Mekong Inevitable?

Policy leaders, academics, international organizations, NGOs, and media have all warned that tensions between nation-states sharing watercourses would be the source of inevitable conflict in the 21st century.Dr. Anoulak and Germany’s Dr. Susanne Schmeier, an associate professor at IHE Delft who co-edits the book, who ...

Francis Savankham

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

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