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ERC speeds operation of Laos hydropower project

This was the Xayaburi Dam a year ago as it started to get ready for testing. Tests are running well ahead of schedule. (Photo provided) The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is planning to accelerate power distribution from the Xayaburi hydroelectric power project in Laos ahead of schedule as the regulator wants to curb the overall […]

Vietnam, Laos boost partnership in energy development

Vietnamese Deputy PM Dung lauded the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines for their active negotiations on an agreement on the development of hydropower projects, renewable energy and mining for signing at an earliest time. He noted that Vietnam consistently opposes energy projects that harm the environment, […]

Laos seeks to become regional hub for electricity transmission by 2025

Laos is developing a strategic plan to become the network center for a regional electricity transmission system by 2025. According to local daily Vientiane Times on Thursday, Sichard Boudshakittilath, director of the Energy Management Department under the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines, recently detailed the plan during a workshop on Business Lessons for Power […]

Conference discusses potential impact of Laos’ Pak Lay hydropower project

The event, the second of its kind so far, was chaired by Le Cong Thanh, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Mekong Commission. Participants were updated on the progress of the Mekong River Commission (MRC)’s technical assessment report on documents related to the project. Experts also gave […]

Vietnamese, Lao PMs co-chair meeting of inter-government committee

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith co-chaired the 41st session of the Việt Nam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee in Hà Nội on Sunday. PM Phúc expressed his delight at the positive development of traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive co-operation between Việt Nam and Laos in diverse areas […]

Laos plans 12 new hydropower projects this year

Laos intends to complete 12 new hydropower dam projects in 2019 with a total capacity of 1,950 megawatts, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday, quoting local media. Some 80% of the electricity produced by the plants, or 1,570 megawatts, will be exported to Thailand, while the rest is earmarked for domestic consumption. Laos currently has […]

Laos, Thailand further cooperation, deepen friendship

Laos and Thailand will target new heights in deepening their relations as they head toward setting up a strategic partnership for growth and sustainable development. The direction of deepening relations and enhancement of bilateral cooperation was agreed on at the Third Lao-Thai Joint Cabinet Retreat (JCR) held in Vientiane yesterday co-chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun […]

Researchers seek alternatives to Mekong River hydropower dam

The Mekong River, flowing from the Tibetan Plateau through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam to the South China Sea, is a hotbed of ecological diversity. The roughly 60 million people who live in the region, many in poverty, depend on the river and its tributaries for food and income. But a surge in hydropower […]

Laos set to check all hydropower dams nationwide by 2021

VIENTIANE, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) — Lao Minister of Energy and Mines Khammany Inthirath told the National Assembly that inspection teams have completed checks on 20 dams with another 50 yet to be carried out, and the teams plan to finish their work at all dams by 2021. The Ministry of Energy and Mines is working […]

Laos looks to increase electricity export

Vientiane (VNA) – Lao media on November 30 quoted a report by the country’s Minister of Energy and Mines Khammani Inthilath as saying that it is looking to increase electricity export in the time to come. The article said the minister pointed out at the ongoing session of the Lao National Assembly that currently the […]