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Stories, Statements and News Releases on the Nam Theun 2 Project

Mar 24, 2010     Statement on recent comments about NT2 operations 

Aug 12, 2009     Nam Theun 2 Making Steady Progress 

July 28, 2009     Lao and Tajiks Discuss Nam Theun 2 Experience 

July 3, 2009       NT2 Energy Production Successfully Tested 

 Oct 23, 2008

Students Visit Resettled Villagers in NT2 - Press Release

July 21, 2008

Resettlers Move into their New Homes - Press Release


April 8, 2008Nam Theun 2's Lessons for Sustainable Development -- Ian Porter in The Nation Newspaper, Thailand (177kb pdf)

Feb. 27, 2008

Statement from World Bank Country Manager Mr Patchamuthu Illangovan

Dec 14, 2007Nam Theun Moves Forward; Livelihood Activities Require Acceleration

Jun 5, 2007

Nam Theun 2 Maintains Momentum 

Nov 3, 2006

Nam Theun 2 Hydro Project Gains Momentum: Increased Emphasis on Livelihood Development for Affected People

May 29, 2006

Nam Theun 2 - Resettlement of Project Affected People in Nakai Plateau Begins 

April 5, 2006

Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project First Annual Progress Report, March 2006

Nov 27, 2005Nam Theun 2 Celebrates Its Successful Beginning
Nov 27, 2005World Bank Speech at Ground Breaking Ceremony - Nam Theun 2
Jul 12, 2005

Lao PDR Wins Support for Environmental Protection and Social Development, Sustainable Development of Natural Resources

Jun 17, 2005MIGA Provides $91 Million in Political Risk Insurance for Lao Power Project
May 3, 2005NT2 Project: Project Financing Completed with Signing of IDA Guarantee, Other Agreements
April 27, 2005Lao PDR's Development Partners Sign Equity Financing Agreements for Nam Theun 2 (40kb pdf)

March 31, 2005

Lao PDR, One of the Poorest Countries in East Asia, Receives Support for the Long Term 

March 21, 2005

Proposed Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project in Lao PDR: World Bank Responses to IRN-EDF Technical Reviews (243kb pdf)

March 15, 2005

World Bank Appraisal and Negotiations Concluded; Board Decision Sought

Feb. 9, 2005 

Statement on NT2 Hydrology Review

Jan. 28, 2005

NT2 Appraisal Statement

Oct. 7, 2004

Thai Stakeholders Discuss Economic Analysis of Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project in Lao PDR

Oct. 7, 2004

Clarifying the facts about the proposed Nam Theun 2 project (47kb pdf)


Oct. 4, 2004

International Stakeholders Workshops' Wrap up - Vientiane

Sept. 12, 2004

Washington, DC NT2 Workshop Concludes

Sept. 9, 2004

Paris NT2 Workshop Discusses Impacts

Sept. 3, 2004

Tokyo NT2 Workshop Concludes

Sept. 1, 2004Bangkok NT2 Workshop Concludes
Aug. 13, 2004World Bank Statement on NT2 (86kb pdf)

July 30, 2004

Lao PDR: International Stakeholder Workshops Launched

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