The 260-mw Don Sahong hydropower dam, which is a roller-compact dam � RCC � with a designed annual power output of 2,000 Gwh, is expected to begin generating electricity by the end of 2019.
Once fully completed and put into operation, the dam will ease power shortage in southern provinces including Champassak, a fast growing province of Laos.
A huge amount of generated power will be exported to neighbouring Thailand and Cambodia.
Late last week, Minister of Energy and Mines Khammany Inthilath visited the under construction project to inspect its construction progress.
Don Sahong hydropower project is among development projects being and to be built on the Mekong. The dam is located in Siphandone area, Khong district, Champassak Province of southern Laos. Its construction was commenced in January 2016 by Don Sahong Power Company.
As of today, the project has achieved 60% of its planned construction activities, according to the chief site engineer of the project Zim See Seng.
Giving guidance talks to the management and staff of the developer, Minister Khammany appreciated the management and staff for their efforts in making the project fulfil its targets as planned and urged the developer to continue to work hard to ensure the project brings about optimal benefits for the country by making sure the law of the Lao PDR and construction standards are observed.
Source: Lao News Agency