|Country:||Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources, Hydropower|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Large|
|Agency:||Department of Energy Policy and Planning (DEPP), Ministry of Energy and Mines|
|URL:||http://escap.asiapacificenergy.org/policy/?q=node/479 [searchable document]|
|Legal References:||No. 561 / CPI|
The National Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability of the Hydropower Sector in Lao PDR of 2006 is based on the three principles of sustainability: economic, social and ecological sustainability, along a list of criteria detailed in the law.
It applies to all large hydropower dams of more than 50 MW installed capacity or flooding more than 10,000 hectares of land at full supply.
The developer carries all costs incurred by environmental and social safeguard measures following the "user pays" principle. A certain share of the revenues per project will supply general or dedicated funds under the Environment Protection Fund (EPF) to sustain environmental protection activities.
For hydropower development to be sustainable, the projects have to:
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