Independent Power Producer (IPP) project development in Lao PDR involves many ministries and agencies of Government of Lao PDR (GOL) such as Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment(MONRE), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MPWT), Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and Central Bank of Lao PDR, etc.
GOL committees, departments and agencies shares responsibilities in IPP promotion, development, construction, operation, agreements and contracts administration, supervision of implementation of social and environmental plans, etc. Institutional arrangements are varied from time to time as GOL develops and refines its policies for private sector participation in electric power projects.
The functions of key agencies and their role in IPP procurement are outlined below.
- Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) http://www.investlaos.gov.la/la/index.php/about-us/ministry-of-planning-and-investment-ipd
- Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) https://mem.gov.la/
- Ministry of Finance (MOF) http://www.mof.gov.la/
- Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MONRE) http://www.monre.gov.la/