Vientiane, February 1, 2020

GolfPressArticle2020Over 87 million kip was raised for infrastructure improvements at rural schools on February 1 when the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) and its major shareholder, Electricité du Laos Generation (EDL-Gen) hosted a Charity Golf Tournament at Vientiane’s Lao Country Club.

The amateur tournament is organised each year with the assistance of the Lao Golf Federation to raise funds for specific charities, with previous recipients including those affected by flooding in 2018 at Attapeu province, the Thongphong School for Blind Children and the Lao Chess Federation.

All expenses involved with the golf event were covered by THPC, which then charged each participant 500,000 kip to join the tournament. The revenue collected nearly 170 golfers will be used to improve school buildings in rural areas, with both EDL-Gen and THPC currently evaluating cases where the funds can best be used.