July 12, 2022

Laos has safeguards to reduce social, environmental impacts of dams: EMA

By brit

SINGAPORE – Laos has safeguards that will help to reduce the environmental and social impacts of hydropower projects in the country, from where Singapore is importing renewable energy.

Mr Ralph Foong, deputy chief executive of the energy planning and development division at the Energy Market Authority (EMA), said: “One of the safeguards includes requiring all hydropower projects to undertake a comprehensive environment and social impact assessment, and to have impact management and monitoring plans before construction.”