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Posts Tagged ‘Ministry of Energy and Mines’

Mining project checks almost complete

Vientiane Times, 21 Sept 2013

The government is close to completing checks of mining projects that were approved prior to June last year and are now engaged in feasibility studies or excavations.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines is working with the ministries of Planning and Investment and Natural Resources and Environment to monitor these projects. Their checks of 67 projects are now 95 percent complete, Minister Soulivong Daravong reported during a media interview this week. The minister was speaking on the sidelines of the annual government meeting with provincial governors taking place in Vientiane from September 16-20. Mr Soulivong said 29 of these 67 projects are building factories but have not begun excavations yet. “After carrying out our inspections, we estimate that 22.8 percent of these mining projects are of a high grade, 45.6 percent are medium and 26.3 percent are low grade,” he added.

Deputy Prime Minister stresses natural resource development

Vientiane Times, August 9, 2012

Deputy Prime Minister Asang Laoly urged leaders of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to focus on priorities in the development of their areas of responsibility in Laos. Regarding land management, the ministry should improve the policies on land use and land title in line with the law and increase mechanisms and measures for land management in order to reduce problems, he stressed at the meeting on Tuesday in Vientiane.

PM stresses importance of natural resource management

Vientiane Times, July 23, 2012

Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong has urged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to carry out its role, aimed at protecting national interests and solving citizen’s problems. Mr Thongsing addressed the issues when meeting with the ministry’s leaders and civil servants on Thursday to offer his guidance and advice.

Ministry prepares Lao biodiesel brand for Asean market

Vientiane Times, June 4, 2012

The Ministry of Energy and Mines’ Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion expects to have a Lao brand name biodiesel available soon and envisages exporting to the Asean market by 2025. “We feel sure that this is possible because we are making biodiesel from the fruits of both jatropha and oil palm,” the institute’s Director General, Mr Hatsady Sysoulath, said when addressing a seminar on renewable energy development last week.  “We will have our own standard biodiesel made of jatropha and this standard must be acknowledged in Asean,” Mr Hatsady said. “This will ensure we won’t face any problems when we start supplying the Asean market. This means we have to act in line with Asean regulations.”

BioJet, Lao Asia Pacific Agriculture sign aviation biofuels pact for Laos

biofuelsdigest.com, April 26, 2012

In Laos, BioJet today announced formation of a strategic business and project relationship with Lao Asia Pacific Agriculture Promotion Import-Export Sole Company Limited (LAP). The Project involves biofuel production for land and air transport as well as bioenergy coproducts. It is planned to include 100,000 hectares of feedstock production as well as refining/conversion facilities appropriate to the scale of feedstock supply.

Potassium mine in Thakhek gets the green light

Vientiane Times, February 13, 2012

The Lao government has given permission for the Vietnam Chemical Group (Vinachem) to excavate and process potassium in Khammuan province. Dr Bounthavy Sisouphanthong signs the agreement with Mr Nguyen Dinh Khang, witnessed by Lao President Choummaly Sayasone and Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang and other high-ranking officials from Laos and Vietnam.

According to a Vietnam News report, the Vinachem group will invest US $450 million in the project in Nongbong village, Thakhek district, to extract and process potassium, which is also known as kali salt. The Vietnamese company plans to excavate potassium in a 10 square kilometre area, with a concession period of 20 years which can be extended for another five years.

Amendments needed in the Lao mining industry legislation

Vientiane Times, December 15, 2011

Amendment to the Minerals Law is proposed for the National Assembly to approve.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines has asked the National Assembly (NA) to approve a proposed amendment to the Minerals Law to better regulate the mining sector, which is one of the largest industries and the number one foreign exchange earner in Laos.  If passed, the proposed changes would be the second amendment to the law, after the first amendment came into force in 2008. The move comes after the Geology and Minerals Department was transferred from the Ministry of Energy and Mines recently, and now comes under the umbrella of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

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