Luang Prabang: Electrification of three villages

Type of project

Regional office

Laos

  • Population: 6802023 people
    39% urban - 61% rural
  • Life expectancy: 66 years
  • Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years: %
  • Population with access to electricity:
    98% urban - 55% rural
  • Population with access to Improved water source:
    86% urban - 69% rural
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

LThe need

Since 2004, the Central and Luang Prabang regions of Laos have launched the “Nam Khan Eco-Valley” programme for integrated and sustainable land management. In this context, the project enables the development of collective uses of electrical energy in three villages: Ban Done Kham, Ban Sophout, Ban Pak Bak.

The response

Electriciens sans frontières installed photovoltaic panels to illuminate health centres and dispensaries, school premises (classes, dormitories, access to schools), communal rooms.

The impact

The project contributes to the development of the isolated villages of the Nam Khan by providing access to electricity for social needs in the areas of education and the health and community life of the 2,000 inhabitants of the villages.

Good practices

The villagers and a rural electrification company participated in the project (technical assistance, transport of equipment, accommodation and food). A committee of villagers was set up in each village and was trained by Electriciens sans frontières to enable them to ensure technical and financial monitoring of the installations.

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