The Environmental and Economic Impacts of the Nam Theun 2 Project on Xe Bang Fai River Communities

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A paper by TERRA that explains the likely impacts of Nam Theun 2 on the Xe Bang Fai. If built, the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project in Lao PDR would:

  • completely change the flow of the Xe Bang Fai River
  • cause severe impacts on the abundant fisheries and other resources that are
  • fundamental to the food security of hundreds of communities
  • cause severe impacts on the livelihoods, food security and economy of between 50,000 to 120,000 people living in the Xe Bang Fai River Basin.