IMG 2513To help mark its twentieth year of operations, on January 27 the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) organised a charity golf tournament in aid of the Thongpong School for Blind Children and the Lao Chess Federation.

Held at the Long-Vien golf club in Vientiane, the event was chaired by H.E. Phankham Viphavanh, Vice President of the Lao PDR, and was open to all interested golfers. THPC funded the golf fees, refreshments and prizes for all players, meaning the entrance fees of the participants could be donated to charity.

Over 80 million kip was raised in total, and on January 31 Mr Soulideth Baomanikhoth, THPC’s Deputy General Manager, handed over 55 million kip to the Thongpong School for Blind Children and 25 million kip the Lao Chess Federation, which organises chess competitions nationwide. The donations were gratefully accepted by Dr Siphetthavong Sisaleumsak, Director of the Ophthalmology Center at Thongpong, and Mr Inthawa Vilavanh of the Lao Chess Federation.

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