H.E. Senava Souphanouvon, Deputy Minister (DM) of Laos’ Energy & Mines, along with officials from his ministry and Xiengkhuang Province, inspected the 500kV Transmission Line and Associated Substation Project (Xiengkhuang-M.Naxaythong) and the Nam Ngiep 2 HPP on March 19-20, 2019. Liu Limin, General Manager of CWE’s Lao Branch, and other key project personnel were in presence.

Hon. DM with his delegation was briefed first on their arrival at the operation village on March 19 on the project general layout, construction progress, salient technical features, and local employment status before watching the video of construction highlights. At the Napa substation, the delegates were given a detailed report on the installation workmanship, safety precautions, civilized construction, environment protection, and local staff’s training and employment. Highly praising the construction quality, management, training and recruitment program, Hon. DM indicated that the project construction and management experiences should be shared in Laos. According to Hon. DM, this 500kV project is a key component of Lao National Grid Planning, an important “Belt and Road” project, and a model project of Sino-Lao friendship boosting Lao electricity and economic growth. He wished to see continuing hard work devoted on building fine quality works and contributing to the friendship between two nations.

On March 20, Hon. DM came to the Nam Ngiep 2 HPP and listened to a report on the station rehabilitation and current operation status after the 2017 natural disaster, showing satisfaction with CWE’s prompt reaction and measures taken to resume generation and safe operation. His excellency affirmed the important role played by the station in Lao central regional grid, and requested CWE to continue its safe operation of the station.

Liu Limin, while accompanying the inspection, pledged to spare no effort to guarantee the safe generation of the station. He also had in-depth exchange with the Lao delegation about the operation management and protection of stations, the people’s lives and property, etc.

(Translator: Liang Xingyong, Proofreader: Ma Li)

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