Electricity production

Substandard Dam Causes Collapse, Energy Minister

(KPL) Minister of Energy and Mines Khammany Inthirath told a press conference in Vientiane on Thursday that the collapse of Saddle Dam D of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project on Jul 23 was caused by substandard construction. The dam collapsed at 20.00 hours on Monday, ...


Express accountability for fatal flooding, dam firm urged 

An official from Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Power Company has agreed the firm will take the fullest responsibility under the law and as per its concession agreement for the impact of its saddle dam D collapse following the record flood and destruction in Sanamxay district, ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Dam safety monitoring stepped up after Attapeu outpouring

The government of Laos has committed to keeping a close eye on the safety measures of all hydroelectric dams nationwide following the failure of a saddle dam at Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower reservoir in the southern province of Attapeu.More ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Rescuers battle to search for 131 remaining missing: PM 

Rescuers are battling to search for 131 villagers still missing since Monday night after the fracture of  Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower flooding villages in Attapeu province, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has said.More ...

Vientiane Times

Health authorities rally emergency assistance for Attapeu flood victims

Medical emergency teams from central hospitals, health officials, and provincial volunteers are working hard to help local people affected by the Attapeu flooding to ensure they stay healthy. Although flood-hit communities have received some assistance from provincial authorities, donors and NGOs, many families still need ...

Vientiane Times

Attapeu’s Sanamxay district saddle dam flood victims need support

Thousands of households in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province are in dire need of assistance since their homes were hit by flash flooding after a saddle dam at Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower reservoir partially collapsed on Monday night. The incident occurred at about 8 ...

Vientiane Times

Dam distress as 3,000 await rescue from floodwaters Wednesday

More than 3,000 require rescue from floods in Attapeu province, Sanamxay district governor reported at 10:30am today. He said that about 2,851 victims had been reported rescued from yesterday until this morning from locations in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.More ...

Souknilundon Southivongnorath

PM Suspens Monthly Meeting, Leads Ministers To Flooded Sanamxay

(KPL) Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has suspended the planned monthly meeting of the government for August and led his cabinet members and other senior officials to Sanamxay to monitor rescue and relief efforts being made for flood victims. The collapse of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower ...


Xe-Pian Dam Bursts its Banks Causing Catastrophic damage

Attapeu provincial authorities have confirmed that the Xe-Pian Dam burst its banks yesterday, causing millions of tons of water to flood the local area, and causing widespread damage.More ...

The Laotian Times

Laos proposes new Mekong hydropower project 

Laos will undertake a prior consultation with Mekong River Commission (MRC) members over a new Mekong hydropower project, the MRC Secretariat announced this week. The Mekong River Commission Secretariat released a media statement on Thursday, saying that it had received an official notification from the Lao ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy 

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