The annual Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Golf Tournament was held at the Long Vien Club on Saturday, January 25, bringing together THPC shareholders, staff, partners and government counterparts to compete for the Bounyang Vorachit trophy. Opened by H.E. Mr Bounyang Vorachit, Vice President of the Lao PDR, the 18-hole stroktrophy handovereplay tournament was attended by around 150 golfers.

The tournament is held every year to cement good cooperation between all sectors for the Theun-Hinboun Hydropower project. Soulideth Baomanikhoth, the Deputy General Manager of the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC), said the company’s operations cover not only power production and sales to national grids in Laos and Thailand, but also innovative and wide-ranging social and environmental programs across five districts in two provinces. “We are involved in health, education, agriculture, irrigation, water supply, fisheries, biodiversity conservation, UXO clearance and disaster management planning, just to name some of our activities,” explained Mr Soulideth. “We therefore organise regular events such as this golf tournament to bring together our partners from different fields and locations to maintain good contact and encourage information sharing”.

According to Mr Soulideth the company also has a strong record in sports promotion, and recently donated funds to the Lao Chess Federation to support eight Lao chess players competing at the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, in December 2013.

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