Saravan Province, Novemberricehandover 15, 2013.

The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) has given 10 tonnes of rice towards disaster relief efforts, following the serious floods that occurred in Laos’s southern provinces during October.

THPC Chairman Dr Khammany Inthirath handed over the rice to provincial authorities in Saravan, accompanied by Mr Bounoum Syvanpheng, Chairman of THPC’s major shareholder, EDL-Generation. The rice was received by Deputy Governor of Saravan, Mr Sysouvanh Vongchomsy, for distribution to families badly affected by the flooding.

Mr Khammany said that while residents of the THPC hydropower plant area in Khammouane and Bolikhamxay provinces had mainly been spared bad weather during the recent storms, many communities in the southern provinces had lost much of the rice they had planted and would be dependent on outside help for the next few months.

He said that as a company committed to national development, THPC had heeded the call of the National Disaster Management Committee to help people in the southern provinces. The donated rice, worth over 53 million kip, will be distributed to flood-affected villages in the coming days by provincial authorities.