Electricity production

Hydropower dams

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 ...

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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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

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

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 ...

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