Electricity production

Sanamxay flood, saddle dam collapse investigation transparency promised: DPM

The government has promised to handle the investigation of the cause of the collapse of the auxiliary dam of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Hydropower project transparently and openly with assistance and participation of multilateral parties of industry specialists, the nation’s Deputy PM has confirmed.More ...

Times Reporters

Development of hydropower ‘must be safe’, PM tells World Economic Forum

Hanoi, Vietnam: Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday that the development of hydroelectricity dams in Laos must be safe and environmentally friendly.More ...

Khamphanh & Souksakhone

Laos’ PM Thongloun Confirms Hydropower Policy at WEF on ASEAN

International experts continue investigative efforts alongside Lao regulators looking into the causes of the fatal Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy dam collapse in Attapeu province on July 23, Laos’ PM Thongloun on Wednesday confirmed to an audience of delegates from the ASEAN region and beyond in Vietnam’s ...

The Laotian Times

Cambodian NGOs Reject Invitation to Regional Forum on Proposed Lao Dams

A Cambodian coalition of NGOs dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks associated with dams on the Mekong River said Thursday that it will boycott a regional stakeholder forum for two proposed hydropower projects in Laos because its concerns were ignored by the organizing ...

Joshua Lipes

Laos considers future hydropower plans after dam burst

HANOI (Reuters) – Laos will take into account the devastation caused by a dam burst in July when it considers how to proceed with investment in hydropower, seen as an important income source for one of Asia’s poorest countries, its prime minister said on Wednesday.More ...

David Evan

PM Highly Values Nam Theun II Achievements

(KPL) Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has considered the mega hydropower development project, the Nam Theun II Dam, as a good example in terms of national development, national revenue generation, and environmental protection.More ...


IFC starts pilot assessment in Lao PDR river basin

World Bank Group member IFC is working with the Government of Lao PDR on a basin-wide Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of renewable energy development in the Sekong River Basin. It is the first ever CIA to be conducted according to the draft CIA Guidelines for ...

Water power magazine

PM calls on experts to reveal the truth behind dam collapse

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged international experts to work closely with Lao officials to determine the real reason for the collapse of the dam in Attapeu province on July 23.More ...

Times Reporters

Milestone reached in Paklai dam planning process

Planning for the 770 MW Paklai hydropower project on the Mekong River in Xayaboury province reached another key step when the Mekong River Commission (MRC) officially kicked off the Prior Consultation Process last week.More ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Nam Ngum 1 dam announces major water release

Operators of the Nam Ngum 1 hydropower plant are informing communities downstream of the reservoir that water will be released from tomorrow onwards to ease rising water levels.More ...

Times Reporters

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