Laos to Conduct Feasibility Study of Waste-to-Energy Transformation

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A landfill in Laos. (Photo : Zero Waste Laos).

The government of Laos and a private company in Vientiane Capital have signed an agreement to study the possibility of using waste to generate energy across the country.

KPL reports that the cooperation agreement was signed between the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Vientiane Waste Management Company (VWM) to study the energy efficiency of waste to generate power.

Authorities believe that harnessed energy from waste could then be used to develop the infrastructure of electric vehicle charging stations, and power electric vehicles to transport waste in Vientiane capital, Luang Prabang, Khammouane, Savannakhet, and Champasack provinces.

The feasibility study is based on aspects like the economic-technical study, economic-financial analysis, supply chain in waste collection, disposal, transportation, and access to community waste sources, according to the report.

Mr. Chantho Mailattanapeng, Deputy Director General of the Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and Mr. Khamla Nakavong, Director of Vientiane Waste Management Company, witnessed the signing of the agreement.

This cooperation between the public and private sectors will assist the government in planning and managing effective waste disposal, reduce the investment of public funds, as well as improve human resources skills for similar work.