Workshop on Developing Feasibility Study Guidelines for Hydropower Projects & Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Performance Criteria

DATE: June 30 – July 3, 2014
VENUE: Vang Vieng, Vientiane Province


This 4-day workshop reviewed the progress and developed performance criteria to monitor the implementation of Lao PDR’s Policy on Sustainable Hydropower. The workshop also aimed to develop a Term of Reference for developers and relevant line agencies to follow the progress of feasibility studies for hydropower projects.


The first two days of the workshop participants discussed the scope of the Terms of Reference for feasibility studies conducted by hydropower projects. Additionally, the Ministry of Energy and Mines developed a training plan, to support the capacity building of their staff that are responsible for reviewing feasibility studies conducted by developers.


Following this, participating government officials will discuss criteria for monitoring the performance of the Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development.