Welcome to DPI Attapeu Province
Welcome to DPI Attapeu Province
Potential and Opportunities
Attapeu is located in the Development Triangle Area (DTA) formed by Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam (CLV). During the last 10 years, Attapeu has experienced dramatic socio-economic progress, especially in regards to infrastructure. Today many roads connect to domestic and international markets.
Attapeu has high potential for processing industry, hydropower dams, agribusiness, mining and natural tourism.
News and Events
Department of Planning and Investment (DPI)
MoU’s signed on 23th of January 2016 for feasibility study
of Houyloumphou small hydropower project in Phouvong District, Attapeu Province
The Signing Ceremony on the Memorandum of Understanding of Houylumphou small hydropower electric project took place at The Department of Planning and Investment Attapeu on 23th of January 2016. This Signing ceremony chaired by His Excellency Mr Ounlar Sayasith, deputy governor of Attapeu who in charge of Economics steering.
The signing ceremony of the MOU on the Huayloumphou small hydropower electric project is signed between the government of Attapue were Mr Vilaphon SOUTHALAVONG, deputy director of the Department of Planning and Investment of Attapeu (Second left), Mr Somvang HINSILAPHET (first left), deputy director of the Department of Energy and Mine, Mr Bounnao Chanhdon, Chief of Phouvong district (third left) and the Material and Concrete Mekong Co.Ltd were Mr Vongsay SISAVENGSOUK (second right) as the President, Mr Vongsoukchai SISAVENGSOUK, deputy president (first lelf). Besides, there were 30 of government officials and 4 from company’s staffs.
The initial MOU is to allow the company to feasibility study of the Houyloumphou mall hydropower electric project in the field-work within 18 months.
MoU’s signed on 9th April 2015 for 45 MW solar power plants in Attapeu Province
Three MoU’s for feasibility studies on solar power were signed officially on 9th April 2015 between the government of Attapeu province and the group of companies of nValid Precision Engineering Ltd, Construction Dokchampakham Ltd and Pacific Star Capital Management lnc. The signing ceremony took place at Dokchampa Hotel, Samukheexay district in Attapeu province and was chaired by Mr Kheanthong SISOUVONG, deputy governor of Attapeu in charge of information, culture and tourism, witnessed by 26 government officials and 6 companies’ staff.
The MoU’s were signed between the government of Attapeu, represented by Mr Vilaphon SOUTHALAVONG, Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Investment (3rd right hand), Mr Souksamay CHATHAMATH, Director of Department of Energy and Mine (2nd right hand), Mr Ounlar SAYASITH, Chief of Saysetha district (1st right hand) and the companies group represented by Mr Robert KHOONSRIVONG, President of Pacific Star Capital Management, lnc (1st left hand), Mr Lance VANDERHAVEN, Managing Director of nValid Precision Engineering, Ltd (2nd left hand) and Mr Vatsadee KHOUMPHETSAVONG, President of Construction Dokchampakham Co,Ltd (3rd left hand).
There are three MoU’s signed with each one for a power plant of 15 MW at three different sites at Saysetha district in Attapeu province. Overall, the three power plants have a total capacity of 45 MW. The investors have to start the feasibility studies within 18 months from the date of signature.
The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Huay Pin small hydro power project took place 9th April 2014
The MoU to do the survey and if feasibility study the small Huay Pin Hydro power project which is located in Sanamxay district is a cooperation agreement between the Department of Planning and Investment (Director Soulichanh Phonkeo) who sit in the middle, representative of the government of Attapeu province and the Asian Power Grid Sole Company (Director Mr Khounthavy Chanhthavone) who sit at the second left.
The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Huay Toklok small hydro power project took place 7th November 2013
The MoU to do the survey and if feasibility study the small Huay Toklok Hydro power project which is located in Sanamxay district is a cooperation agreement between the Department of Planning and Investment(Director Thanousay Bunsalith), represented of the government of Attapeu province and the handicraft production private enterprise( Director Madamm Chinda Phommasathid).
Workshop on " Introduction of DSEDP Guideline for Core Planning Team of Attpeu Province
The Department of planning and investment/Planning Division held the Workshop for introduction of 5 years District socio-economic development plan guideline to core planning team of Attapeu province from 30th september to 1st october 2013. the objective of the workshop is to intorduction and capacity building the core planning team at provincial level to understood the news giudeline that have developed and updated by Ministry of planing and investment/poverty reduction division, suppoted by Laos-Germany cooperation programee/GIZ.
Attapeu Province Investment Strategy Workshop
1 August 2013, The Department of planning and investment held the meeting for dicussing and comment on first draft of the provincial foreign and domestic strategy and projects calling list, chaired by Dr.Khamphanh PHOMMATHUTH Governor of Attapeu province and participated from both provincial and district line agencies and TA team from GIZ under Land management and Rural Economic development Programme
Lao economy grows in first half of fiscal year
The Lao economy has continued to expand in the first six months of this fiscal year, despite uncertainties in the global economy, according to a government report. Successful implementation of the socio - economic development plan has resulted in growth of 8.3 percent and it is expected the government will reach its 8.1percent growth target for the 2012 - 2013 fiscal year. All sectors, especially mining, hydropower, services, tourism and agriculture, are trending towards increased expansion, currency reserves are high and the central bank is maintaining the inflation rate at 4.85 percent. By contrast, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report forecasted that the Lao economy would shrink slightly from an estimated growth rate of 7.9 percent last fiscal year to 7.7 percent this year. It justified the calculation by saying the government had approved a smaller budget for investment in basic infrastructure this year. The ADB also predicted the inflation rate would rise to five percent due to higher food prices. While the Bank said the production of gold, silver and copper would not significantly increase this year.