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12 Jun 2020

Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power's response to the OHCHR

The following is the company's response addressed to the Special Procedures Branch of the United Nations' Office of the High Commission for Human Rights:

12 June 2020


As a Special Purpose Company established under the Lao Laws, PNPC has always observed all levant Lao Laws and Regulations, including those laws and regulations to protect and uphold the human rights of the people of The Lao PDR. PNPC will continue to adhere to them.


PNPC assures that it has consulted with all the project affected people/people of ethnic groups and all other stakeholders in relation to the construction of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydroelectric Power Project within the framework of all relevant Lao Laws and Regulations, the provisions of the Concession Agreement and directives from the GOL. Without the prior consent of the villagers and all other stakeholders, construction would not have started.


The GOL developed a Master Plan for the post-incident rehabilitation activities and the Master Plan includes works to build four new villages for all of the major impacted villages which consists of constructing new houses, sourcing out of water supply, construction of water systems, roads, provisions for electricity and construction of public infrastructure (i.e. schools, health centers, village halls, etc.). Work activities include the construction of temples to reflect the communities' traditional culture and the conduct of and support for traditional rites before and after every construction activity.


PNPC's 12 June 2020 Overall Summary Report may be accessed here.