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Friday, August 10, 2007

56% of households expected to have access to electricity by 2008

(KPL) By the 2007-2008 period, the Government of the Lao PDR will strive to expand the yield of electricity and mining by 11.08% over the 2006-2007 period’s, while boosting the exportation to US$ 1.01 billion, a rise over the previous year by one fold..For the hydropower production, efforts will be made to turn out 3,720.4 million KWh, an increase of 1.01 million KWh, in which 1,355.18 million KWh will be for domestic consumption valued at US$ 66.45 million and 2,280.37 million KWh for export bringing in US$ 86.09 million. The government will also concentrate on the electrification to cover 56% of household nationwide.
The Government will also continue to support the construction of hydro power projects, especially the Nam Theune II Hydro power project , Sexet II, Nam Ngum II and Sekhamane II and other major projects.
The government will also continue the negotiation on the selling price of the electricity produced the hydro power projects of Nam Ngieb I, Sepien, Se Namnoi Theun-Hinboun, and continue to construct the high voltage electric grid..
In the mining sector, the Government will strive to boost the production growth by 13.31%, over the previous year to account for 85% of the whole sector’s gross value

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