VIENTIANE, Aug 2 (Vientiane Times/ANN): PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PJB) of Indonesia and Electricite Du Laos (EDL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on power plant management cooperation.
The MOU was signed by the President Director of PJB, Gong Matua Hasibuan, and the Managing Director of EDL, Chanthaboun Soukaloun, at the Electricite du Laos headquarters in Vientiane.
The signing was witnessed by senior government officials and the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Laos, Dr Pratito Soeharyo.
Gong Matua Hasibuan said there is considerable potential for mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of power plant governance improvement between Indonesia and Laos, including but not limited to operation and maintenance, and the maintenance, repair and overhaul of power plant machines.
Under the MOU, a feasibility study will be conducted on operation, maintenance and repair services, and the formation of a JVC/consortium to implement business collaboration and provide power generation technology for Laos and surrounding countries.
In addition, the MOU covers the sharing of knowledge and experiences related to the many aspects of power plant management. Through the MOU, PJB and EDL will work together to develop the power plant management business.
EDL Managing Director Mr Chanthaboun said that through the MOU it is hoped that mutually beneficial cooperation can be established by both parties.
He expressed the hope for synergy in the cooperation, resources and skills needed to develop and implement power plant governance projects in Laos, Indonesia and other countries.
With this synergy, it is hoped to encourage independence in building and operating power generation units. - Vientiane Times/ANN