41385-013: Greater Mekong Subregion Nam Ngum 3 Hydropower Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Nam Ngum 3 Hydropower Project (NN3) is a 440-megawatt (MW) hydropower plant that will be located on the Nam Ngum River, a tributary of the Mekong River in the Lao People s Democratic Republic, 130 kilometers from the capital city of Vientiane and 260 km upstream of the confluence with the Mekong River. It will export 2,072 gigawatt-hours of energy every year to Thailand, generating export revenues for Lao PDR, boosting clean energy supply in Thailand and displacing the emission of 1 ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 41385-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Terminated / Cancelled
Date of Termination 13 Sep 2013
Reason for Termination
Approval Numbers Loan No. 2818
TA No. 7937
Loan No. 2819
Approval Date 03 Nov 2011
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 115,620
Sector Energy
Subsector Large hydropower generation
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Private sector development (PSD)
Safeguard Categories Environment: A
Resettlement: A
Indigenous People: A


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