Laos to work with Korean, Thai and Laos owners during investigation

PHOTO: Laos PM Thongloun Sisoulith
By Souksakhone Vaenkeo – Vientiane Times
As the mopping up continues in southern Laos, relief starts to pour in and the death tolls rises, the Laos authorities is no promising a ‘transparent and just’ investigation.
“The government will work with the countries whose companies are stakeholders in the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower venture to analyze the cause of the collapse of the project’s saddle dam.” Laos PM Thongloun Sisoulith.
The Vientiane Times has confirmed that the 410 MW capacity hydro plant is a three way partnership between SK Engineering and Construction (Republic of Korea), Korea Western Power (Republic of Korea), Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL (Thailand), and Lao Holding State Enterprise (Laos).
The collapse of the dam flooded many villages in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province. Rescuers have now positioned the stays of 10 people as of yesterday and with greater than 100 still declared missing. Members only have been left homeless.
“The authorities of the Lao PDR will cooperate with the governments of nations whose firms have been registered [as a stakeholder] to deal with this issue,” he said while visiting the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to witness the donation of reduction provides.
“The authorities of Laos will investigate intensively to find out the true cause. The design, the development contractor, and the consulting firms may even be investigated. The government will also look into the obligations of the authorities.”
Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath informed a press convention final week that the corporate concerned would not be in a position to deny its accountability for the deadly flood, the most important to happen in Laos.
“Regarding the matter of compensation, I would like to affirm that, primarily based on the concession agreement, all incidents related to the development of the dam have to be borne by the project developer 100 percent,” he said.
An official from the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company agreed that the agency would take full accountability under the law and its concession settlement.
The Laos PM additionally mentioned that the Laos government may also do its best to offer reduction help and rehabilitate those who had misplaced homes and different property in addition to rebuilding their communities to enable them to return to a traditional life..

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