Hongsa lignite power plant moves over halfway of plan
(KPL) The construction work of Hongsa Lignite-fired Power Plant Project in Hongsa district, Sayaboury province, has progressed by 53.2% of its mainstream work, according to its yesterday’s press release.
The source unveiled that the works in progress are the installation of transmission lines and substations, which have been already completed by 71%, close to the 77% target set by the plan.
The construction of the two dams of Nam Leuk and Nam Ken with a water pipe system for supplying water to the plant is nearly completed, calculating for 98.4% and 92.3 % respectively.
The construction of main roads stretching from Nguean district to Hongsa district has been fully completed as well as the construction of the Nam Rae canal system.
Meanwhile the construction projects of sub-pit and main-pit reached and exceeded the target, as progressed by 50.9 and 42.7% respectively, while the lignite warehouse is 67% complete, missing to achieve the set 69.2% target.
However, the resettlement of project-affected villages and compensation has been done for 97% of households according to the plan. From the press release emerged that the community development work has finished by 56.5%, which was about 1% behind the plan. The Hongsa Lignite-fired Power Plant is expected to generate a total capacity of 1,878 megawatts in 2015.
This project is led in cooperation between the two governments of Laos and Thailand, aiming to sell electricity to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) by 1,473 MW, and supplying Electricite du Laos with the rest.