Lao People's Democratic Republic: GMS Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Development Project

Sovereign Project | 37734-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name GMS Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Development Project
Project Number 37734-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4213-LAO: GMS Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

The objective of the TA is to undertake the first phase of the preparatory work for the project. Specifically, the TA will (i) prepare the cumulative impact assessment study; (ii) strengthen government institutional capacity to implement hydropower development projects effectively, particularly social and environmental impact mitigations and project management; (iii) build government capacity for effective communication with all stakeholders; (iv) identify compensatory component for Nam Theun 2 project submergence area; and (v) facilitate coordination with civil society through domestic and international nongovernment organizations.

Earlier listed under Regional - Project No. 32309.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will finance the international and domestive consulting services, which will be provided by a consulting firm and a team of individual consultants. International consultat input will amount to an estimated 32 person-months, and domestic consultant input, at about 16 person-months.
Procurement No civil works are required.
Responsible ADB Officer Woochong Um
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 07 Jul 2003 to 19 Jul 2003
Approval 09 Nov 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Feb 2007

TA 4213-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Nov 2003 01 Dec 2003 01 Dec 2003 31 Aug 2004 28 Feb 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 09 Nov 2003 663,187.71

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  • 17 Nov 2010 | Article

    Life Beyond the Dam

    Though a hydropower project relocated villagers, it also brought electricity, roads, and schools to a remote valley. Phon Sa-On Resettlement Village, Nakai Province - Kai Kensavaong will never again walk the muddy lanes of her birth village. Her old home is beneath a reservoir of caramel-brown water. "I'll never forget that place," said the 41-year-old villager, her lips dyed pink from chewing betel nut. "It was my home. I picked my first bamboo stalks there."
  • 31 Jan 2009 | Project Result / Case Study

    Hydropower Helps Lift Rural Communities

    The $1.25 billion Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project in central Lao PDR is improving the economic landscape in one of Asia's poorest countries In the remote jungles of central Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), a landmark experiment has been going on. A vast array of hard hats and heavy machinery has been working on a project that has been changing the lives of thousands of families and boosting the economy of one of Asia's poorest - yet most promising - countries.