Electricity production

Steps taken to investigate dam failure 

Two committees have been set up to carry out an investigation into the reason for the collapse of a hydropower dam in Attapeu province, as well as the responsibilities of the officials in charge. The fracture of saddle dam D, one of five auxiliary dams ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Govt to inspect all dam standards, shelve new hydro projects 

The government has announced it will examine the safety standards applied to the construction of hydropower dams across the country following the deadly disaster caused by the collapse of a dam in Attapeu province.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Energy ministry to join investigation into dam failure 

The Ministry of Energy and Mines is ready to join with all stakeholders in a government mission to investigate the cause of the damage to saddle dam D at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project, which resulted in serious flooding and destruction in Sanamxay district, Attapeu ...

Vientiane Times’ reporter

Sanamxay flood’s impact immense, official figures still unavailable      

The extent of the losses and damage caused by flooding in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, is clearly vast, although a final assessment has not yet been made. More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Remains of another flood victim recovered, officials confirm 

Sanamxay district, Attapeu province: Officials in charge of dealing with the rescue mission in the search for missing victims devastated by the dam collapse at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower plant in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province announced they located the remains of another deceased victim on ...

Bounfaeng Phaymanivong

Laos to work with Korea, Thailand on dam investigation: PM

The government will work with the countries whose companies are stakeholders in the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project to investigate the cause of the collapse of the project’s saddle dam, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced yesterday.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Sanamxay flood search, rescue effort sees 30 percent reached

Attapeu : Search and rescue operations have spanned just 30 percent of the total area of 13 flood-affected villages in Attapeu province as of yesterday afternoon as the complexities of the terrain and prevailing conditions continue to hamper progress according to a senior official.More ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo & Phoonsab Thevongsa

Nam Theun 2 pauses power generation, supporting flood prevention efforts

One of the largest hydropower plants in Laos has temporarily halted electric power generation in a bid to minimise the risk of flooding in the Xe Bang Fay river’s downstream area, according to the project’s operator. Nam Theun 2 power company announced this week it had ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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

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