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 Environment, Ms Bounkham Vorachit, said on November 5.

“Therefore, all development projects need to be comprehensively studied to assess and avoid impacts on the environment and local communities,” she added.


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