News 2009

German Ambassador hosts Sunlabob Seminar


On Wednesday 21st January 2009 at the Lao Plaza Hotel in Vientiane, the German Ambassador, Dr. Peter Wienand and the directors of Sunlabob Renewable Energy hosted a seminar titled New Strategies for Rural Electrification in the Lao PDR. This event brought together the leading authorities of renewable energy from the government, NGO’s and the private sector to discuss and explore viable options for the future of the industry here and abroad.

The event heard remarks from Dr. Maydom Chanthanasinh, Vice President of National Authority for Science and Technology. The directors of Sunlabob also gave presentations on the issues and opportunities faced for the development of renewable energy in Laos.

The highlight of the event was the launch of the documentary film "Power to the People", in which Sunlabob showcased new and innovative approaches to rural electrification. The film portrayed the opportunities created by such developments and the impact that it is having on the daily lives of people in rural Laos.

The event aimed to bring forward the reality of rural electrification for the purpose of reducing poverty, by increasing opportunities for income generation both in the Lao PDR and around the world.

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