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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Laos, Vietnam ink supplements to major hydro-power project

(KPL) Supplements to a Memorandum of Understanding on a group of Vietnamese-invested hydro-power projects in Laos were signed in Laos ' capital Vientiane on June 16.
Signatories were Lao Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Thongmy Phomvisay and President of the Managerial Board of the Viet-Laos Power Joint-stock Company, Mai Huy Tuan.
The freshly-signed accord on the group of Sekaman hydro-power projects No. 4 has developed from the former Sekaman 4 project signed with the Lao government in December 2006.
The projects will be based in Dakcheung district, Sekong province with a capacity of 200MW and an annual output of 900 million kWh.
They are scheduled to start construction in 2009 and begin operating in 2013.
The Viet-Laos Power Joint-stock Company has signed contracts to conduct a feasibility study and invest in a number of hydro-power projects in Laos , including Sekaman 1, Sekaman 3 and Sekaman 4, with a gross capacity of 1,000MW and an annual output of over 4 billion kWh.
Once these projects are put into operation, the Viet-Laos company will export electricity to Vietnam

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