Category Archives: Utilities (Water, Electricity etc)

Minister Vows Stable Electricity Supply

Minister Vows Stable Electricity Supply

The electricity supply in various special and specific economic zones has been stable, enabling factories to operate smoothly, a minister has said.
Minister of Energy and Mines Dr. Khammany Inthilath outlined the situation to local media recently. He admitted that foreign investors, notably Japanese and Korean companies who were considering shifting their production bases to Laos, had inquired about …. Continue reading

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Dirty Water Supply Draws Public Complaints

Dirty Water Supply Draws Public Complaints

Householders in some areas of Vientiane have expressed concerns about red colored water when they turn on their taps, prompting questions about the quality of the capital’s supply. However, an anonymous official from the Vientiane Water Supply Company (Nampapa Nakhoneluang) told Vientiane Times on Friday that householders shouldn’t be too concerned about unclear water as workers are repairing broken pipes in the area.
“When water pipes are being fixed …. Continue reading

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Vientiane to Increase Water Charges by Four Percent

Vientiane to Increase Water Charges by Four Percent

Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise (Nampapa Nakhon Luang) has announced it will increase water supply charges by four percent across all categories coming into effect this January.
The enterprise issued an announcement recently that requires households to pay in line with four rates – the more water …. Continue reading

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Is There A “Foreigner” Rate For Electricity And Water ?

EDL's new regulations to speed up slow payers

It’s a well known fact that Laos has one of the world lowest electricity rates. However, there is always a lot of talk about ‘foreigner rates’ for residential power and water supplies. So is there a special rate for expats ? The answers may indeed surprise some people.
It turns out that residential properties, businesses, industry and embassies are charged at ……. Continue reading

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Govt Mulls Revising Electricity Fee

Govt Mulls Revising Electricity Fee

The government is mulling a revision of electricity tariffs after Electricite du Laos (EDL) submitted a draft revision that proposes reducing power fees to the government for consideration and approval.
If approved, EDL will subsidise up to six billion kip per month in power costs as per the proposed revision set to ….. Continue reading

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Consumers Angry Over EDL’s Response To High Bills

Consumers Angry Oover EDL's Response To High Bills

Despite reassurances by Electricite du Laos (EDL) that meters are operating normally and no price change has taken place, consumers are unhappy with the high bills they must pay and want further clarification.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the Director of EDL’s Vientiane Power Distribution Department said high electricity consumption does not drive up the tariff rate and household meters installed by EDL are still …. Continue reading

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