Ministry of Energy and Mines

Department of Energy Business

Steering Committee Meeting of Xepien-Xenamnoy Hydro Power Project the 5th On 18 September 2015 at Donchanh Palace Hotel Vientiane Capital.
Workshop of Xayyabury Hydro power project on 15th July 2015 at Donchan palace hotel
Steering Committee Meeting of Nammang1 Hydro power project on 8-9th April 2015
Steering committee of Namphay HPP on 16 June 2015
Steering Committee the 5th of Namngiep2 HPP on 16th June 2015 at Landmark Hotel
What are the Poverty Reduction Fund and the National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy?  


The Poverty Reduction Fund is the vehicle by which revenues from hydropower projects will be channelled by the government into the priority development sectors and projects identified in the National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy (NGPES).

The NGPES is central to the government's core long-term objective of freeing Laos from the status of least-developed country (LDC) by 2020. The NGPES forms a comprehensive framework for growth and development, with a particular focus on poverty alleviation in the country's poorest districts, and is designed to accelerate the current trend in reducing poverty in Lao PDR.

The NGPES has been systematically developed by the government since early 2000 on the basis of extensive consultation with the donor and NGO communities and, crucially, Lao citizens at all levels. It presents a comprehensive framework for growth and development, and has a particular focus on alleviating poverty in the poorest 47 of the country's 72 districts.

The four main sectors of the NGPES are agriculture/forestry, education, health and infrastructure, especially rural roads.

The NGPES also identifies a number of supporting sectors that may fuel future growth. These are emerging industrial development through energy and rural electrification, agro-forestry, tourism, mining and the construction materials industry.

Three poverty-related national programs - the National Drug Control Program, the Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) Decontamination Program and the National Action Plan for HIV/AIDS/STD - complete the NGPES 'sector-based' operational framework.

Nationally, areas with the highest rate of poverty include the provinces of Houaphan, Oudomxay, Phongsaly, Luang Namtha, Xieng Khouang, Xaysomboun Special Zone, Luang Prabang, Xekong, Saravan and Attapeu.



Draft Domestic PPA Final Draft for submission Template for Private Sector forum


Draft Domesctic PPA schedules Template for Private Sector forum