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Namxam Project Wins “2019 Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines High-Quality Project” Award”

Release time:2020-07-10 Article source: Reading times: A+AA-

Recently, the Lao 230kv Namxam power transmission & transformation project, for which CMEC serves as the general contractor, has won “2019 Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines High-Quality Project” Award. On July 7, at the “2020 Mid-year Work Summary Meeting” held at Electricite du Laos, Dr. Khammany Inthirath, Lao Energy and Mines Minister, gave CMEC Representative Zhou Tao a certificate of “Award for High-quality Projects”.

The annual award is issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Laos, aiming to commend high-quality projects. Through rounds of selection and comparisons, only three projects won the award for 2019.

It is another CMEC project commended by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Laos and Electricite du Laos, following the Kohing-Naphia power transmission & transformation project, building a good image and increasing the visibility of CMEC.

Located in the northeast of Lao, Namxam power transmission & transformation project consists of three 230kv power transmission lines and two 230kv substations. Its construction officially began in August 2016. All members of the project office worked hard and cooperated closely with each other, overcame difficulties of complicated terrains, long rainy season, and inconvenient transport in mountain areas in Laos, and strictly controlled the quality of equipment and onsite construction. As a result, the project was completed on schedule and successfully delivered in July 2019, winning the TOC certificate from the owner and providing a strong guarantee for sustained and steady supply of electricity in local places.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of 2020, the staff of CMEC Lao Representative Office and relevant personnel have always stayed at the frontline of the project, complied strictly with the requirements of CMEC, established an emergency response team as soon as possible, commanded, organized and coordinated all Laotian parties of the project, effectively strengthened the responsibilities for epidemic prevention and control, and resolutely carried out measures for pandemic control. As the epidemic situation in Lao significantly improved, relevant parties actively and orderly restore the ongoing projects. CMEC personnel always stay at their posts and make active efforts to consolidate and explore the Laotian market.

The certificate of “High-quality Project Award” issued by the Lao government

Lao Energy and Mines Minister Dr. Khammany Inthirath (second from the right) grants an award to Project Representative Zhou Tao (first from the right)