Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Project includes the development, construction and operation of a 1,070 megawatt (MW) trans-basin diversion power on the Nam Theun River, a tributary of the Mekong, in the central region of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). A 450 square kilometer reservoir will be formed on the Nakai Plateau by constructing a dam 39 meters high northwest of the plateau. Water from the reservoir will drop about 350 meters to a powerhouse. The Project will divert about 260 cubic meters of ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Borrower/Equity Investment Name NAM THEUN 2 POWER COMPANY LIMITED
Project Number 37910-014
Type or Modality of Assistance PS
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number 7210
Approval Date 04 Apr 2005
Closing Date 03 Oct 2010
Geographical Location Bolikhamsai and Khammouane Provinces in Central Lao.
Sector Energy
Subsector Large hydropower generation
Safeguard Categories Environment: A


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