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B.Grimm Power allots B1.8bn for Laos

8 hydropower plants planned in country

An aerial view of a B.Grimm hydropower project in Laos, where the company aims to build more power-generating projects.

Champasak, Laos: B.Grimm Power Co, a unit of B.Grimm Group, plans to invest 17 billion baht in 2017-18, including for the development of hydropower in neighbouring Laos.

Of the total, around 1.8 billion baht is for the development of eight hydropower plants with a combined power-generating capacity of 12.6 megawatts, said president and chief executive Preeyanart Soontornwata.

She said two of those are the Xenamnoy (Phase 2) and Xekatam (Phase 1) projects, both located in Champasak province and still under construction. They are scheduled to start commercial operations on June 30 this year.

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