November 16, 2017

Vice President U Nyan Tun observes hydropower plant in Laos

Vice President U Nyan Tun  views round Nam Ngum Hydropower Plant  No.1, 90 kilometres north of  Vientiane in Laos.—MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun views round Nam Ngum Hydropower Plant No.1, 90 kilometres north of Vientiane in Laos.—MNA

Vientiane, 31 March— Vice President U Nyan Tun visited Nam Ngum Hydropower Plant No.1 here on Tuesday and heard
briefings on the energy sector of Loas, a 15-year plan for nationwide power supply and the use of solar energy for rural power supply.
After signing in the visitors’ book of the hydropower plant, the vice president observed the generation of electricity at the hydropower plant.
He also went on a boat trip in the Nam Ngum Dam and observed tourist sites and environmental observation activities there.
In 1996, Laos could supply electricity to 19 percent of all its households, with the percentage rising to 88 in 2014. The country has seen an average of 10 percent increase in individual electricity consumption over the last 15 years. The sale of electricity accounts for 15 percent of the country’s total export earnings.
The country has plans to generate 9,514 megawatts of electricity in 2020, up from 3,329 in 2015. There are five hydropower plants in the Nam Ngum River.
In the evening, the vice president and his wife went to the Myanmar Embassy, where he met staff and their families.—MNA

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