Nam Theun 2 Project Overview

March 22, 2017


Reservoir fisheries have developed into a major source of income for most resettled people in the Nakai Plateau. Photo: Bart Verweij / World Bank


The Nam Theun 2 multipurpose development project (NT2) is larger and more complex than any other hydropower project in Lao PDR.  It is jointly implemented by the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) and the government of Lao PDR and financed by 27 parties, including the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Asian Development Bank. NT2 is expected to generate US $2 billion in revenues over a twenty-year period.

NT2 revenues are flowing back to the people of Lao PDR--- it is improving living conditions, health care, education, providing access in poor and remote areas. It also covers the protection of large areas with rich biodiversity.

2017 project updates are available here:
Update #1: Resettlement

Update #2: Revenue Management

Update #3: Downstream Program

Update #4: Nakai Nam Theun Watershed