Energy policy and administration

Laos Hopes to Pay Off USD 14 Billion Debt by 2025

Minister of Finance, Bounchom Ubonpaseuth spoke at the National Assembly’s ninth legislature recently, saying that the country plans to pay debts (foreign debt to the tune of USD 13 billion and domestic debt of USD 900 million) over the next five years, from 2021-2025, and ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

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

Laos’ fuel importers to undergo further assessment

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Eleven fuel companies that are given registrations to import fuel must complete all the business improvement measures stipulated in Prime Minister’s Decree No. 331 by November, a senior official at the Petroleum and Gas Association has said.The authorities plan to conduct ...

News Desk

Lao Govt agrees to lower electricity rates to promote productivity

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has agreed to lower the cost of electricity in a move to create more incentives for boosting investment and productivity while improving the livelihoods of low-income earners.The agreement was reached at a meeting of cabinet members, provincial governors and ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Ministry aiming for lower electricity prices in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The energy and mining sector is trying to cut electricity prices so that power is affordable for local residents and businesses.Many consumers in Laos have been complaining about their escalating electricity bills. The tariff is high when compared to neighbouring countries, ...

News Desk

Laos Cabinet agrees to lower electricity price, orders action to strengthen economy

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government cabinet has agreed to revise the electricity unit price structure to lower the cost of electricity, as an incentive to boost investment and productivity.Cabinet members agreed on the move at their ordinary monthly meeting for April, which took place on ...

Times Reporters

Energy, mining projects flouting rules

Licences issued by authorities for some investment projects are not in line with the official plan and the appropriate steps are not always followed, the sector’s leading official said on Monday.Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath disclosed many obstacles and challenges relating to ...

Times Reporters

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