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Han Rui, Deputy General Manager of CSGI led a team met with Minister of Energy and Mines and Managing Director of EDL

In this recent, Mr. Han Rui, Deputy General Manager of China Southern Power Grid International Company Limited (CSGI), and Chairman of Nam Tha 1 Lao Power Company Limited (Namtha1) met with Mr. Bounoum, Managing Director of Electricite Du Laos (EDL) and Mr. Khammany, Minister of Energy and Mines. All parties had communicated and exchanged ideas about power project development in Laos and Namtha1 Hydropower Project.

A meeting with Managing Director of EDL

On 11th of August, Mr. Han Rui and his team visited Mr. Bounoum, Managing Director of EDL at its head office. During the meeting, Mr. Han had introduced a mature power grid transmission line project development model implemented in India and Peru, and the intention for potential cooperate with EDL in the future; at the end of his presentation, he also reported the progress of resettlement and livelihood restoration work of Namtha1 HPP and the existed problems.

Mr. Bounoun later expressed a significant amount of interest on the new introduced transmission line project development model, which led to a deeper discussion on the topic by both parties. He also addressed the existed problems about Namtha1 HPP resettlement relocation and livelihood restoration that would be followed up by a discussion with sub-contractor in order to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

A meeting with Minister of Energy and Mines

On the same day, Mr. Han Rui and his team had also visited Mr. Khammany, Minister of Energy and Mines. In the meeting, Mr. Han had reported to the Minister about the recent progress of the project construction, impoundment and power generation schedule, and the condition of resettlement and livelihood restoration work; at the end, he mentioned about the project development model in India and Peru which was introduced to EDL.

After the Deputy General Manager’s speaking, the Minister believed that the project development model in India and Peru were worth learning; he urged for an informative meeting to be presented by CSGI on the same day, which he convened all departments to participate in learning new project development model. The action had improved ideas exchange from both parties and had built a basis foundation for future cooperation.

 

The visit was also accompanied by Deputy Chief Engineer of CSGI Mr. Ji Changqing, Strategic Development Department Director Mr. Tang Ganxiang, and Deputy General Manager of Nam Tha 1 Lao Power Company Limited Mr. Liu Jian and others.

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