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Laos aims to become electricity source of Southeast Asia

Vientiane (VNA) – Laos is making efforts to increase electricity exports to neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia and promoting the development of renewables, with the hope of becoming “the battery of Southeast Asia” in the near future.

Vietnam automaker sends EVs to Laos for electric taxi service

Vietnamese automaker VinFast on Friday sent 150 cars to neighboring Laos for the launch of an electric taxi service, months after starting a similar scheme at home. The communist state’s first homegrown car manufacturer is hoping to compete with EV giants such as Tesla, and is trying to crack international markets.

Chinese state nuclear company to build green energy base in Laos

A Chinese state-owned nuclear power company has signed a deal to build a renewable energy base in neighbouring Laos.


Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) presented a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Electricite Du Laos (EDL) to forge a collaboration in facilitating cross-border trade and human capital development, as part of TNB’s ongoing drive to strengthen the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) interconnectivity and to reinforce TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (TNB Genco) presence as the power generation […]

Switzerland supports dam safety in Laos

Switzerland is providing more than US$5.2 million to support dam safety technical and institutional assistance in Laos.

Failure to conduct feasibility studies among mining projects in Laos raises concernraises-concern

VIENTIANE (Laotian Times): A recent meeting held by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Laos in Xieng Khouang province highlighted an alarming trend of mining companies operating without having undertaken proper feasibility studies.

As Laos builds more hydropower dams, citizens say electricity rates remain too high

Laos, which aims to become “the battery of Southeast Asia,” generates plenty of electricity via its many hydropower dams. But rates for its citizens remain high – another burden amid surging inflation for many other products – and some villages still lack electricity.

Laos turns to China for gasoline imports amid economic crisis

Laos has begun importing gasoline from China instead of purchasing it from neighboring Thailand amid an ongoing economic crisis, including surging inflation that has prompted one lawmaker to call for an increase in salaries for domestic workers and state employees.

South-East Asia’s largest wind power plant to be built in Laos

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Monsoon Wind Power Company Limited has signed a US$692.55 million loan agreement to build a wind power plant in Laos.

US$692 million loan secured to finance region’s largest wind farm in Laos

US$692 million loan secured to finance region’s largest wind farm in Laos A developer has signed a US$692 million loan agreement to finance the 600MW “Monsoon Wind Power Project” in Laos, the largest in Southeast Asia, according to media reports.