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Mitsubishi to invest in 600-MW Laos wind project

June 16 (Renewables Now) – Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058) will invest in a 600-MW onshore wind farm project in Laos that will supply electricity to Vietnam.

Least Developed Countries Group Vision 2050: Achieving universal access to electricity through 100 percent renewables

In September 2019, during the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in New York, the Least Developed Countries (LDC) launched their LDC Group Vision for a climate-resilient future through climate-resilient development pathways by 2030 and delivery of net-zero emissions by 2050. One among the three aspects of the vision document is the LDC Renewable Energy […]

Lao Power Company Deep in Debt, But Managers Live Well

Lao electric power provider Electricite du Laos is deep in debt, owing at least $2 billion to foreign creditors, mainly Chinese and Thai. Meanwhile, EDL managers still live well, in some cases amassing large personal fortunes, sources say.

Laos authorities mull policies to ease impacts of Covid-19 as 64 more cases reported on Saturday (May 1)

VIENTIANE, May (Vientiane Times/ANN): A number of policies are being considered to mitigate the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak on the economy and people’s livelihoods.

Mammoet completes big cargo delivery for Laos utility project

Mammoet has recently completed transporting around 50 pieces of cargo from Thailand to the Southeast Asian country of Laos for its key Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project. This project was awarded to Mammoet by Hansa Meyer and saw both teams jointly execute multiple operations at the same time. Each team displayed their strengths and expertise […]

Lao power generation firm seeking partners to boost capacity

Majority Lao state-owned power generation firm, EDL-Generation Plc (EDL-Gen), is seeking strategic private partnerships in neighbouring countries to boost its total capacity by 25% to fulfil growing regional energy demand.

Thai Villagers Say Mekong River in Crisis Due to Hydopower Dams

The northeast region of Thailand bordering Laos and Cambodia, is facing the consequences of dams on the Mekong River. Changes in the natural rhythms of the Mekong River has been hampered by the construction of dams upstream in China and Laos in recent years. The Mekong dams have brought drought in the monsoon season and […]

Laos Issues New Decree on Dams Aimed at Minimizing Harm

BANGKOK – The government of Laos issued new guidelines for managing hydropower dams aimed at minimizing water shortages and flooding, state media reported on Thursday, amid debate on how its hydropower boom has altered the vital Mekong River.

Lao PDR: New Project to Protect Landscapes and Enhance Livelihoods

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$57 million project to help Lao PDR promote sustainable forest management, improve protected area management, and enhance livelihoods opportunities in eight provinces across the country. Project funding comes from the World Bank’s International Development Association, with contributions from the Global Environment Facility and the Canada-World […]

Two power plants planned in Laos for sale of electricity to Cambodia

Construction of two coal-fired power plants will begin at the end of this year in Sekong province in the southeast of Laos, according to a senior government official.