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

Nonsovereign Project | 41924-014 Status: Active
 
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 USD 50.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Singh, Samarendra
Project Sponsor(s)
Description
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.

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 -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 14 Aug 2014
PDS Creation Date 24 Jan 2012
Last PDS Update 27 Nov 2014

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Title Document Type Document Date
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Project Data Sheet (Lao Translation) Translated PDS Feb 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2014
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Jul 2014

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Update on Temporary Resettlement of 11 Households from Houaypamom Village, Zone 2 Lower Reservoir Resettlement and Ethnic Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Apr 2017
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2017
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (October-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company Limited Responses to Independent Advisory Panel Report No. 8 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Report No. 8 on the Eighth Site Visit (11-18 December 2016) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Nabong Substation Upgrade Environmental Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jan 2017
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Environmental Monitoring Report (July-September 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Social Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Oct 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Updated Zone 2 Upper Reservoir (REDP-2UR) Resettlement and Ethnic Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Updated Zone 2 Lower Reservoir (REDP-2LR) Resettlement and Ethnic Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company Limited Responses to Independent Advisory Panel Report No. 7 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Environmental Monitoring Report (April-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Report No. 7 on the Seventh Site Visit (15-22 May 2016) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-March 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (October-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Lenders' Technical Advisor Quarterly Implementation Progress Report No. 5 and Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company Limited Response Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
NNP1 Hydropower Project: Updated Zone 5 (REDP-U5) Resettlement and Ethnic Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Feb 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-September 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Independent Advisory Panel Report No. 6 and Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company Limited Response Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Zone 3 Resettlement and Ethnic Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Dec 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Initial Environmental Examination for the Houay Soup Resettlement Area Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Quarterly Environmental Monitoring Report (April-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 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: 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: Quarterly Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-March 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2015) Social 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: 230 kV Transmission Line Realignment (Tower 54 to Tower 86) Initial Environmental Examination Addendum Initial Environmental Examination May 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: 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: Social Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Planning Documents Jun 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: Social Safeguards Compliance Audit Report Land Acquisition and Compensation Plan for Access Roads Social Compliance Audit Report 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 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 - Hmong) 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: 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 Transmission Line Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2012
Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project EIA Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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