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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Minister of Energy and Mining appointed

(KPL) Mr Soulivong Daravong, former Minister of Planning and Investment was appointed as new Minister of Energy and Mines. 
The official ceremony was took place at the Ministry of Energy and Mines last Friday with the witness of Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh and other high-ranking officials. PM Bouasone highlighted the complicated and challenges of energy and mines sectors which is a significant part to put national economy upward. 
The main duty of the ministry till to 2010 is to attract foreign investment in the construction of about 6-8 small-scale hydropower dam with the ambition to generate 3,000 megawatts, said PM Bouasone. 
In addition to the expansion of electricity network from north to south covered by 70 percent of total area nationwide. 
The Ministry of Energy and Mines should cooperate with the investors in the survey of mining as the basic information to serve the bid or the property for compromising loan for infrastructure construction, he advised.

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