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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vice President calls for environment preservation in Nam Theun II

(KPL) Vice President Bounnhang Vorachit called for the executive board of Nam Theun II Hydropower Project to pay attention on environmental preservation and develop Nam Theun area as a new tourist site.
He also advised on creating an effective socio-economic development plan so as to help local people who were removed to resettlement area having permanent jobs and assuring local people living in this area to live above poverty line.
The construction of roads to facilitate in this area is also important thing that it should also be paid attention, he said.
Vice President Bounnhang gave an advice when he visited the Nam Theun II Hydropower Project in Nakai district, Khammouane province last week.
Vice Premier wand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith and high-ranking officials also joined the visit.
During the visit, Nam Theun II Hydropower Project advisor, Mr Loy Chansavath briefed the VIPs on this project's contribution to the economic development of Laos once it is fully operational and he confirmed that the construction of Nam Theun II Hydropower project would complete on schedule.

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