|Vientiane Times article on Sustainable Energy Development Seminar, 11.12.2012|
On Friday December 7 the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) of Laos co-hosted a seminar on Sustainable Energy Development at Lao Plaza together with Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC), Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Mekong, Embassy of Finland and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The purpose of the seminar was to disseminate the project results of the FFRC’s and MEM’s INES project, as well as the results of a JICA funded project with MEM, which was also on energy planning. The projects both dealt with sustainable energy planning but from different perspectives, using different types of data (bottom-up vs. top-down). In addition, the purpose of the seminar was also to discuss energy planning and the energy sector donor coordination and future needs.
Among the participants were all the 17 provincial heads of MEM as well as representatives of other ministries and energy sector donors and some other energy sector organizations based in Laos.