Laos seeks consultants to draft hydropower fiscal options

VIENTIANE, Laos 4/13/12 (PennWell) -- The government of Laos invites expressions of interest from consultants to draft an options paper on hydropower fiscal and revenue sharing issues to help coordinate government hydropower regulation. Responses are due April 30.

With funding from the World Bank's International Development Association, the Ministry of Energy and Mines is implementing a Hydropower and Mining Sectors Project. The government recruited consultants in 2011 to help manage hydropower concessions to independent power producers.

Several Laotian government agencies, as well as provincial and district governments, are pursuing diverse policies that affect hydropower development. The Ministry of Energy and Mines proposes the options paper to provide a platform for discussion across government.

The agency seeks consultants with experience in national hydropower resources development, financial and economic modeling of hydro development, legal and institutional aspects of hydro development, and the hydropower sector in Southeast Asia. The work is expected to require four staff months.

Terms of reference for the work may be obtained from the address below.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due April 30. For information, contact Chareune Inthavy, Head of HMTA Project Secretariat, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Nongbone Road, Saysettha District, Vientiane, Lao PDR; Tel/Fax: (856) 21-263451; E-mail:,,,

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