Title: Policy Guidelines for the Implementation of Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development in Lao PDR

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Guidelines

Published: September 12, 2021

Region: South Asia

Country: Lao PDR

Sector: Energy and Power

Keywords: Energy and Power

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This document is the Policy Guideline on the Implementation of the Government Decree on Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development (PSHD) in Lao PDR which was approved by the Prime Minister on 12 January 2015 (Decree Nº 02/GOL dated 12/1/2015). The Guideline aims to provide policy guidance to the agencies responsible for overseeing the implementation of investment projects in the hydropower sector as well as to inform and encourage project developers/investors to be aware of the Government policy toward achieving sustainable development in Lao PDR.

This Guideline applies to all hydropower projects having installation capacity higher than 15 Megawatts including construction and operation of its transmission lines. Implementation of this Guideline is considered an integral part of the hydropower project development process covering planning, construction, operation, and transfer/closure stages.

Updated: October 25, 2021