Vientiane, January 19, 2021

THPC Congrats

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Dr Khammany Inthirath (right) presented a certificate of congratulations to the General Manager of Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC), Mr Robert Allen Jr, in recognition of the firm’s contributions to socio-economic development since it became operational. Up to now, THPC has handed over more than US$664 million. In 2019 alone, the company handed over a total of US$23.47 million. The ceremony to hand over the certificate was held in Vientiane on Tuesday and witnessed by officials from both sides.


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Saravane and Sekong provinces, 10 December 2019

Saravane and Sekong farmers whose crops were damaged by floods in early September have received a boost through the donation of rice and seeds by two power companies.Sekong RiceandSeedRiceHandovered

The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) and its major shareholder, EDL-Generation, have handed over 20 tonnes of rice and 10 tonnes of seed rice to the authorities of each province, following an appeal by the government for assistance in helping flooded communities recover.

THPC’s Deputy General Manager, Soulideth Baomanikhoth, said the donation was small considering the scale of the natural disaster across the southern provinces, but that it was a heartfelt gesture from the companies and their staff, and one that could make a real difference for those families receiving the rice.

Salavanh RiceandSeedRiceHandoveredThe total value of the donation was 418 million kip, which Mr Soulideth said was raised from three sources: the sale of recycled metal from the Theun-Hinboun power station, collection of donations from EDL-Gen and THPC staff, and a contribution from the company’s disaster response fund.

Mr Thongphet Douangngeun, Deputy Managing Director of EDL-Gen, presented the Grade B rice and rice seed (Thadokkham, Vientiane 2 and Xebangfai varieties) to the Vice Governor of Saravane, Mr Vysien Navikoun and to the Director General of Labour and Social Welfare for Sekong, Mr Khamsone Konyer.

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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.


Hinboun District, December 6, 2019

Farmers in two villages of Hinboun District in Khammouane Province have taken control of a new irrigation system built by the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC).


Nateuy and Nongdong villages now each have 300 metres of upgraded irrigation facilities, servicing a combined area of 60 hectares of agricultural land. In each village system there are ten gates to control flow of water according to seasonal needs, with the water provided by electric pumps from the Hinboun River.

The new brick canal system replaces a previous hand-dug trench and the new pumps replace an old diesel model. THPC has funded all the upgrades, and also installed transmission lines and transformers for the irrigation scheme. Villagers from both Nateuy and Nongdong joined in the planning of the systems and helped with construction.

Both villages have comparatively low incomes for the area and rely on dry-season rice for much of their food and income. The Hinboun River floods their fields regularly in the wet season, with the flooding becoming more intense since THPC operations began in 1998. To compensate for this the hydropower company has funded the fuel needed for the irrigation system for many years, and has also provided the villagers with domestic electricity connections, plus assistance for cash crops such as rubber trees.

The THPC Deputy General Manager, Soulideth Baomanikhoth, officially handed over ownership of the irrigation systems to the villagers and district authorities on December 6 and said the company will guarantee maintenance and any repairs required for the next three years. THPC will also cover the cost of the electricity needed for the irrigation pump over that time.


According to Mr Soulideth, the irrigation systems cost over US$338,000. THPC is also building a new water supply system in the villages, with many households already benefitting from the bore wells provided.

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