Key Findings on Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project Site Visit

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

1. Compensation for paddy fields, fruits trees, and cows and buffaloes has not been paid to Nakai resettlement families.

2. Installation of irrigation system  further delay in Nakai resettlement site.

3. No appropriate management on reservoir fishing in Nakai.

4. Serious skin disease along downstream Xe Bang Fai River after water release from the dam.

5. Compensation for riverbank vegetable garden along the Xe Bang Fai River hasn't been completed yet.

6. Fish catch along the Xe Bang Fai River dramatically decreased.

7. Village income restoration fund (compensation for fishery losses along the Xe Bang Fai River) hasn't been set up in a hinterland village.

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More information: 
  • Read International Rivers' press release Laos’ Nam Theun 2 Dam Operation Illegal
  • View a 9-min video about Nam Theun 2: “Risky Business”
  • Read Letter to WB and ADB on Nam Theun 2 Commercial operation (March 2010)