Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project


Project 37734-013
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Type Loan
Sector Energy
Country Lao PDR
Start 2005
End 2011
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 958,500
Confinancing Source: AFD, PROPARCO, NIB, Thai Exim Bank and consortium of commercial banks. Other Government equity contributors also include IDA,EIB and AFD. A nonsovereign investment facility of $50 million financed from ADB OCR funds was also granted to Nam Theun 2 Power Co. Ltd.

Project Description

The Project includes development, construction and operation of 1070 MW hydropower plant on Nam Theun reiver in Laos PDR. The project will export 5354 GWh electricity to Thailand and provides 300 GWh for domestic consumption. The project will promote enomic growth in the region. Project revenues will support the Government priority poverty reduction and environmental conservation programs as outlined in the National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Tharakan, Pradeep J.
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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