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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EDL puts in over 1 billion kip into electrification

(KPL) The Electricite du Laos, this year will make an investment of over 1.2 billion kip in the electricity expansion network in rural areas of Vientiane province
This statement was made by Mr Oudone Phanthanavong, director of the Lao Electricity Enterprise branch in this central province.
He said that this year the enterprise would focus on the expansion of electric grids to rural areas at a total cost of 1,265 million kip.
The plan will involve the installation of the 18-km 22-kilovolt grids in the villages of Viengsamai and Nongbouathong in Kasy district, the villages of Nongpetnaseng and Nabone in Feuang district, and the village of Nonghaikham in Thourakhom district
The 9-km 0.4-kilovolt transmission lines will be also stretched from the villages of Nongbouathong, to Pholsavath of Kasy district, the village of Bone in Feuang district, the Nong Haykham in Thourakhom district. A transmitter with a capacity of 350 kilovolts will be installed in each village.
Mr. Oudone added that last year the EDL branch in Vientiane province generated 73 billion kip, accounting for 119% of its annual target, and the company paid four billion kip in taxes, exceeding the target by one billion kip.

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