Lao NEWS on LNTV: Construction of the Nam Neun 1 and 3 hydropower projects.1/0/2014

VO Construction of the Nam Neun 1 and 3 hydropower projects is scheduled to start in early 2016
INTRO: The Lao government signed the project development agreements with Indochina Consulting Company or ICC , a private project developer, it is noted that, Construction of the Nam Neun 1 and 3 hydropower projects is scheduled to start in early 2016 and is slated for completion by early 2020
STORY: Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dr Khamlien Pholsena, ICC Chairman Cheng Guogen and company vice chairpersons, together with senior officials from the departments of Planning and Investment from Huaphan and Xieng Khuang provinces, also signed project development agreements.
The Nam Neun 1 plant will be built in Xieng Khuang province and will have an installed capacity of 124 MW with a production capacity of 575 GWh per year.
The electricity generated will be carried via a 115kV transmission line 51 km in length from a substation in Kham district.
The Nam Neun 3 plant will be built in Huaphan province and will have an installed capacity of 60 MW and a production capacity of 250 GWh per year. The water catchment area will be 1,400 square kilometres while the reservoir will be 12 square kilometres.
Altogether the two plants will have a total installed capacity of 124 MW and a generation capacity of 825 GWh per year.
Under the government’s plan, 90 percent of Lao households will have access to electricity by 2020. The construction of hydropower plants will enable various government policies to reach their target while also contributing to social and economic development.