H.E. Sonexay Siphandone, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of Laos inspected CWE’s Nam Kong 1 Hydropower Project on 12 March, 2019.

Hon. DPM with his delegation was briefed, on their arrival at the right-bank abutment, generally on the layout, salient features, construction progress and local employment before watching the dam filling process. At the digital dam-filling monitoring room, a detailed report was given by CWE’s Project Manager (PM) on the operation of the digital monitoring system, which was a state-of-the-art system adopted to guarantee the dam quality of the Nam Kong 1 HPP and upgrade the dam-building technique in Laos.

Highly praising the achievements and the hard-work, Hon. DPM pointed out that electricity production was an important component of Laos’ energy development and a major vehicle to boost local socio-economy, and his excellency hoped to see a local socioeconomic growth and more job opportunities by implementing the Nam Kong 1 HPP. Meanwhile, Hon. DPM also expressed his faith on the tourist potential, eyeing the environmental precautions and fair care of eco-protection taken by the project management during construction. CWE is expected to stay consistent with the environmental friendly policy while building a fine-quality plant.

Officials of Attepue Province and GM of CWE’s Lao Branch were in presence.

(Translator: Liang Xingyong, Proofreader: Ma Li)