Energy

Lao grid extended to deliver electricity to Cambodia

VIENTIANE, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) –– State-run energy giant Electricite du Laos (EDL), on behalf of the Lao government, has completed more than 80 percent of a power grid extension that will deliver electricity to a Cambodian transmission line on the border of the two neighbors.This ...

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Laos promotes environmentally-friendly hydro projects

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) — The government is encouraging the building of environmentally-friendly hydropower plants to ensure green growth and sustainable poverty reduction, according to a senior government official.“The government is highly encouraged to promote environmentally-friendly and sustainable hydropower projects,” Deputy Minister of Natural Resource and ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos’s Controversial Xayaburi Dam on Mekong River Begins Operations

The Xayaburi dam, the first of five planned large Mekong river mainstream dams in Laos, officially began operations Tuesday, setting in motion the first major cog in the country’s ambitious but controversial plan to become the “battery of Southeast Asia.”The dam, which began construction in ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Village Fishermen Near Laos’ Don Sahong Dam Report Smaller Catches

Villagers near Don Sahong Dam, a major dam on the Mekong River in Laos, have reported smaller fish catches as it nears completion.The dam, slated to conduct its final testing phase by early next month, will be operational by the end of the year.Don Sahong ...

RFA’s Lao and Vietnamese Services

Generating tests take place at Don Sahong dam

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Tests were run last week on the first of four electricity generators at the Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Champassak province, after construction began in January 2016.“According to the plan, the Don Sahong Power Company will test ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/generating-tests-take-place-don-sahong-dam-106221

Cambodian-Lao coal power deal an environmental worry

With plans for cross-border electricity grids growing in the region, Laos is banking on hydropower exports to earn revenue. But a recent deal to also sell coal power generated in Laos to Cambodia has sparked environmental concerns over this trade.Last month, Cambodia’s state-owned utility firm ...

THE STRAITS TIMES (SINGAPORE)/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-lao-coal-power-deal-environmental-worry

Xayaboury dam to begin commercial operation next month

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Xayaboury hydropower plant on the Mekong River has scheduled a Commercial Operation Date (COD) for next month, with construction of the dam close to completion.An official opening ceremony for the COD is expected to take place on November 28, and ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/xayaboury-dam-begin-commercial-operation-next-month-105839

Save the Mekong Coalition Urges Cancellation of Laos’ Proposed Fifth Large Mekong River Dam

A coalition of NGOs called for the cancellation of a project to build what would be Laos’ fifth large Mekong river dam Tuesday, citing the disastrous effects that existing dams have had on the region’s ability to cope with environmental crises.The planned Luang Prabang Dam ...

Eugene Whong
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/save-mekong-coalition-luang-prabang-10082019144557.html

Second phase of Nam Ou dam cascade to be operational by year’s end

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The second phase of the Nam Ou Hydropower project, comprising dams no. 1, 3, 4 and 7, is expected to be operational by the end of this year.A project steering committee, involving central and local sectors and project developers, met in ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/second-phase-nam-ou-dam-cascade-be-operational-year%E2%80%99s-end-105754

Laos' Luang Prabang dam reaches key development stage

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Luang Prabang hydropower project has reached another key development stage after the government asked the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to host the prior consultation on the project.The government authorised the Vietnam Petro Power Corporation to build the Luang Prabang hydro ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy
http://annx.asianews.network/content/laos-luang-prabang-dam-reaches-key-development-stage-105442

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