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Xekaman hydro plant construction begins in Laos

Vietnam-based Viet Lao Power JSC has started construction of a 332- MW hydropower plant in Laos, which is expected to export part of it electricity output to Vietnam, wire services reported.

The US$441-million Xekaman hydroelectric power plant is being built 80 kilometers from the border between the two countries, reports indicate.

The plant will sell its output to Laos' southern region and central Vietnam, the government said.

The plant is scheduled to start power generation in 2014.

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