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Research Paper | Water Management | Laos | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Status of Payment for Electricity for Water Consumption in Dongphosy-Thaphanongphong Pumping umping Irrigation Project, Hadxaifong District, Vientiane Capital
Abstract: The productivity of the sample was lower than the plan with significant level to 0.05; excessive use of electricity makes the cost of electricity per production area very expensive; actual water fee collecting compared to the expected figure from the actual production area is still low. Actual electricity cost payment compare to electricity in the bill is very low. Water fee is expensive. Although farmers pay all the cost in the water bill and money do not share the cost of managing the project, the money collected is not enough to pay for electricity. Low-cost alternative energy pumps; improve new irrigation infrastructure; comprehensively improve agricultural extension work, including private sector involvement; consider setting up farmers' groups or cooperatives to improve the value chain for rice production (rice mills); improve marketing and guarantee rice prices; annually evaluate the implementation; promote potential modern machinery; and strictly protect agricultural land in irrigated areas.
Keywords: Productivity, cost of electricity, water fee
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1458 - 1461