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Power Company Gives Boost to Luang Prabang School

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Nam Ngum 5 Power Co., Ltd. has given educational equipment to Chim Secondary School in Chim village, Phoukhoun district, Luang Prabang province.

The items donated included 80 desks, four teachers’ tables and four whiteboards, valued at 47 million kip.

The supplies were presented to Chim Secondary School on Tuesday in the presence of the Deputy General Manager of Nam Ngum 5 Power Co., Ltd., Mr. Phonesavanh Keohavong, Deputy General Manager Mr. Tian Shao Qiang, Deputy Governor of Phoukhoun district Dr Phetsamone Vongsipaseuth, local education and sports officials, teachers and students.

Mr. Phonesavanh said that over the last two years the company had helped to build a school, a village club and an infirmary for Chim and Namting villages in Phoukhoun district.

At the end of this year, the company also plans to build a flood rescue centre and a new school in Chim village at a cost of more than 500 million kip.

Principal of Chim Secondary School, Mr. Somboun Yenuthor, said the school opened in the 2008-09 academic year and now had 508 pupils.

During the ceremony, district Deputy Governor Dr Phetsamone asked the company to continue to support education in Phoukhoun district. He also called on village authorities, teachers and students to maintain the equipment they had been given.

Dr Phetsamone asked the company to consider helping to create a football pitch in Bangkalo village.

The Nam Ngum 5 hydropower plant is located on the Nam Ting river, which is a major tributary of the Nam Ngum river upstream in a mountainous area. The power plant is about 300km north of Vientiane. The dam is located in Luang Prabang province and the powerhouse is located in Xieng Khuang province.

The total investment in the project is US$199 million. Sinohydro Corporation Ltd owns a 85 percent share and Electricite Du Laos owns a 15 percent share. The project’s chartered commercial operation period is 25 years.

Work on the project began in October 2008 and the plant became operational in December 2012.

 

Source: Vientiane Times