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Monday, September 17, 2012

Hongsa Power completes to evacuate victims to new resettlement

By: Singkham
(KPL) More than 450 households with more than 2,300 people in five villages of Hongsa district, Sayaboury province were evacuated from the construction site of Hongsa lignite power house.
The evacuation started on March 2011 and fully completed last June, according to last week press release from the Hongsa Power Company Ltd.
Evacuees in Mai, Champa, Nasaykham, Nanongkham and Namaiyom have been relocated to a new resettlement equipping with a new house for each households with public facility, a school, a dispensary and farmlands.
Each new house have been built on 450 sq m and two hectares of farmland have been allocated to people affected project. A family with eight members up has been allocated two new houses.
Hongsa Power Company Ltd confirmed the villagers will graduate from poverty within three years.
Throughout the first three-year, the company will provide foods and create jobs for evacuees in order to bring more income to their families.
In addition, Hongsa Power Company Ltd also provided hygiene, healthcare and seasoning diseases prevention.
This is the first lignite thermal power plant in Laos with an installed generation capacity of 1,878 MW is expected to generate electricity in 2016 and its output will be sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and the Electricite du Laos (100 MW).

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