Nam Mong revisited

The master´s thesis “Impact of micro hydropower (MHP) based rural electrification on rural livelihoods: Case study Nam Mong in Luang Prabang province, Lao PDR” is completed. Many changes having direct effects to villagers´lives were identified after electrification . The obtained changes seen in the villages were grouped according to sustainable livelihoods approach (SLA) to asset, activity and access changes. The full version of the study will be available shortly on mekong.fi webpages. The gathered material was provided back to the head villager of Pak Mong/Phonhome Mr. Khamkong Sengmong during a visit in early November and also it was briefly discussed whether the grid connection to national grid had brought any concerns or advantages so far. It was also agreed that further visit to the villages will take place after a year or two in order to gather some comparative views on Nam Mong micro hydropower and grid based electrification.
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