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Monday, November 16, 2009

23 villages in Mork district to get wired next year

(KPL) Twenty-three villages in Mork district, Xiengkhouang province, are expected to have an access to electricity in April 2010. The Electricity du Laos signed an agreement on such development project with the Lao Electricity Installation and Construction State Enterprise last week. The signatories to the agreement were Director of the Electricity du Laos, Mr.Khammany Inthirath, and Director of the Lao Electricity Construction and Installation State Enterprise, Mr. Amphone Phommachanh. 

Mork is a remote district in Xiengkhouang province. As it is located very far away from the heart of the province people in the district find themselves facing difficulties in access to basic infrastructure such as electricity, said Mr. Amphone. He added that the power grid the company would have installed and constructed for the 23 villages in Mork district would be fundamental to helping other northern provinces get access to more electricity in the future.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Electricity visits three villages in Phouvong district

(KPL) Three villages Numkong, Vingxay Phouvong and Vonglakhone in Phouvong district, Attapeu province, have been connected to electricity. The Lao Telecom has spent 1.46 billion kip to install the power grid for the villages which totally house over 365 families.
The installation began in July and was over in September this year.
The handover of the newly installed power grid was held at Attapeu Palate Hotel on October 22 with the presence of Mr. Thansamai Kommasit, Director of Lao Telecom; Mr. Amphone Phommachan, Director of Construction State-enterprise; Mr. Synai Mienlavanh, Governor of Attapeu province and also Governor of Phouvong district and local authorities.
The Lao Telecom also provided 50 million kip to the victims of the flood and Ketsana typhoon in Phouvong district and the Construction State-enterprise provided five tones of rice amounting at 19.5 million kip to the victims.

Government invests 33 billion kip in electrification in Luang Namtha

(KPL) The government has invested 33 billion kip in the installation of electricity network from the municipality of Luang Numtha to Viengphouka district in a bid to reduce poverty in the
area.
A contract for installing the electricity network was signed in Luang Namtha province last week.
The signatories to the document were representatives of the Energy and Mining Service of Luang Namtha province and the Luang Prabang Electricity Network Construction and Transmission Installation Company.
Taking part in the event were Mr. Phimmasone Leuangkhamma, Luang Namtha Governor and Mr. Somboun Lasasombath, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mining.
The investment would be spent on the installation of 22-Kilovolt and 0.4-Kilovolt transmission line, which will take 12 months.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Namor sub-station to supply power for northern Laos

(KPL) Northern provinces will soon use electricity from a 115-kv Namor sub-station in Namor district, Oudomsay province.
The construction of the Namor sub-station and the installation of a 35-km long power grid from Boten in Luang Namtha province, are being carried out with a loan of 6 million US dollars from the Chinese government. The installation is being implemented by the Yunnan Electricity Company.
The Lao government has agreed to buy electricity from China for northern provinces Luang Prabang, Oudomsay, Luang Namtha, Bokeo and Phongsaly. The imported power from China will be supplied by the Namor sub-station.
Both the construction of the Namoh sub-station and the power grid is expected to be completed before the 25th SEA Games, which will be hosted in Vientiane on December 9-18, 2009.
The contractor has already completed 82 per cent of the power grid installation, meanwhile the construction of the Namor sub-station is completed by 27 per cent, said director of the Oudomsay Electricity Company, Mr. Khamlak Inthilath, on Tuesday.