Lao People's Democratic Republic: Greater Mekong Subregion Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project - Social Safeguards Monitoring

Sovereign Project | 37734-032

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project - Social Safeguards Monitoring
Project Number 37734-032
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7094-LAO: Greater Mekong Subregion Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project - Social Safeguards Monitoring
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 7094-LAO: Greater Mekong Subregion Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project - Social Safeguards Monitoring (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 7094-LAO: Greater Mekong Subregion Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project - Social Safeguards Monitoring (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
TA: Greater Mekong Subregion Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project - Social Safeguards Monitoring (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description tbd
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Livelihoods of people living on the Nakai plateau and along the Nam Theun and Xe Bang Fai rivers will be restored in accordance with the concession agreement and ADB's policies
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Effective implementation of livelihood programs on the Nakai plateau and downstream areas and project land compensation in compliance with the concession agreement
Progress Toward Outcome Monitoring of implementation of livelihoods programs ongoing and will continue.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

List of issues for international financial institution (IFI) monitoring missions identified. Solutions proposed for each issue with steps to be taken by IFI teams in agreement with the Government and NTPC with regard to the implementation of the Project's social and livelihood programs.

Semi-annual reports to ADB's Board and management about the progress of the Project.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

TA amount increased by $100,000 and TA completion date extended until 30 June 2016. International Social Development Specialist to continue monitoring of social safeguards implementation.

Semi-annual reports to ADB's Board and management on project progress regularly submitted.

Geographical Location
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 An international consultant will be engaged by ADB for 12 person-months intermittently over 2 years, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The consultant, who will be based in ADB's Lao Resident Mission, will possess (i) in-depth knowledge of ADB's policies on involuntary resettlement and indigenous people, (ii) experience in implementing social development plans for resettlement arising from large infrastructure projects, and (iii) excellent understanding of issues related to ethnic minorities in the Lao PDR.
Responsible ADB Officer Duy-Thanh Bui
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankE M Baardsenebaardsen@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 May 2008
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2008 to 24 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 07 Jul 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 11 Mar 2015

TA 7094-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Jul 2008 17 Oct 2008 17 Oct 2008 30 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
775,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 795,000.00 07 Jul 2008 694,228.75

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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.