Lao People's Democratic Republic: NAM NGIEP 1 HYDROPOWER PROJECT

Nonsovereign Project | 41924-014

Summary

The Project involves the construction and operation of a 290 MW hydropower generation facility on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) arrangement at the Nam Ngiep River in the provinces of Bolikhamxay and Xaysomboun, Lao PDR.

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Project Name NAM NGIEP 1 HYDROPOWER PROJECT
Project Number 41924-014
Borrower/Company NAM NGIEP 1 POWER COMPANY LIMITED
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Location Bolikhamxay and Xaysomboun, Lao PDR
Approval Number 7414/3153, 7414/3154, 7414/66
Type or Modality of Assistance
7414 Loan THB 94.00 million Committed
7414/3153 Loan USD 50.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Large hydropower generation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Jose Manuel Limjap
Project Sponsor(s) EGAT International
Kansai Electric Power Company Inc.
Lao Holding State Enterprise
Description The Project involves the construction and operation of a 290 MW hydropower generation facility on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) arrangement at the Nam Ngiep River in the provinces of Bolikhamxay and Xaysomboun, Lao PDR.
Objectives and Scope As one of major export hydropower projects in Lao PDR, the Project will contribute to the country's economic growth and is an important component of the Government of Lao PDR's poverty-reduction strategy. For Thailand, the Project supports sustainable development through the provision of clean energy and energy diversification.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is consistent with the country strategy and program for Lao PDR as it will develop export hydropower resources, increase the supply of affordable power, generate employment opportunities for Lao nationals, improve workforce skills, and provide local infrastructure in the project area, all of which will have multiplier effects to the country's economy. Moreover, the Project mobilizes large-scale foreign direct investment into Lao PDR.
Status of Development Objectives To be achieved.
Material Changes None.
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Key environmental impacts are associated with the inundation of 68km of terrestrial and riverine habitats, resulting in loss and alteration of habitats. A comprehensive program of mitigation, management, and biodiversity offsets are planned. The environment management plan also provides measures for advanced warning for downstream hydrological changes and management of riverbank erosion during operations.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will involve relocation of more than 430 households and loss of land by more than 560 households. NNP1PC has prepared resettlement and livelihood restoration plans to responsibly resettle and compensate these people, many of whom are ethnic minority Hmong. NNP1PC has also prepared a social development plan comprising a public health action plan, a community development plan, and a labor management plan to mitigate impacts and promote social development in the project area.
Indigenous Peoples See above.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation The Project has carried out and is continuing public consultations with stakeholders at household, village, provincial, and national levels.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 07 Apr 2014
Due Diligence 31 Jul 2014
Credit Committee Meeting 09 Jul 2014
Approval 14 Aug 2014
PDS Creation Date 24 Jan 2012
Last PDS Update 27 Nov 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Project Data Sheet (Lao Translation) Translated PDS Feb 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jul 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2014

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company Limited's Responses to Independent Advisory Panel Report No. 5 and Lenders’ Technical Advisor Quarterly Implementation Progress Report No. 3 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Lender's Technical Advisor Quarterly Implementation Progress Report No. 3 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Report No. 5 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-March 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Climate Change Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Initial Environmental Examination of Preliminary Works for the Houay Soup Resettlement Area Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan for 230 kV Transmission Line Resettlement Plans Jun 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Biodiversity Status Report on 230 kV Transmission Line Construction Area (Dam Site to Tower 54) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: 230 kV Transmission Line Realignment (Tower 54 to Tower 86) Initial Environmental Examination Addendum Initial Environmental Examination May 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Monitoring Report 2014 - Q4 Social Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Lender's Technical Advisor Quarterly Implementation Progress Report No. 2 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Biodiversity Offset Framework Environmental Management Plans Mar 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Social Management Action Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Mar 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Monitoring Report 2014 - Q4 Environmental Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Report Number 4 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Lender's Technical Advisor Quarterly Implementation Progress Report No. 1 and Response of Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company Limited Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: 22 kV Transmission Line (Sections 2, 3 & 4) and Ban Houay Soup Distribution Line Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Resettlement and Ethnic Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Jun 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Report Number 3 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Social Impact Assessment Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Jun 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Social Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Jun 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Social Safeguards Compliance Audit Report Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan for Access Roads Social Compliance Audit Report Jun 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project Environmental Impact Assessments May 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (Executive Summary - Lao) Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (Executive Summary - Hmong) Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Report Number 2 on the Second Site Visit Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Report Number 1 on the First Site Visit Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Members’ Scope of Work and Curriculum Vitae Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project EIA Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2012
Nam Ngiep 1 Transmission Line Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2012

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