ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Laos moves forward on hydro
As planned,the Nam Ngum 2 hydro power plant will come into operation in December this year. While Tad Salen, Nam Ngum 3 and Sekaman 3 in Savannakhet,Vientiane and Sekong provinces will start operation next year.
Laos will have two other power plants, Nam Song in Vientiane province and the expanded Theun-Hinboun in Bolikhamsay province in 2012.
Meanwhile, construction of the 1,800 megawatt Hongsa thermal power plant in Sayabouli province will be completed in 2015.
The government plans to make Laos a power generation centre in the region.
Together with developing hydro power projects, the government has also paid attention to protect the environment protection, especially forest and water resources.
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