IDA Grant: US$8 million
Project ID: P109736
Project Description: Driven by significant foreign investment to meet the power demands in neighboring countries and the flourishing international markets for mineral commodities such as copper and gold, the hydropower and mining sectors in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) have developed rapidly over the past ten years, and have become the two primary commodities of the country. However, this rapid development has put severe strains on the government to effectively manage the developments and to ensure that benefits streams are used to further the overall development objectives for the country. The Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sector Project Grant will help the Lao People’s Democratic Republic meet the power and hydro demands of its neighboring countries.