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Nam Theun 2 annual update : project progress during 2013 (English)

This update reports on developments in the implementation of the Nam Theun 2 (NT2) project during 2013. It is based on the findings of ongoing work of the field-based team and a joint supervision mission of the international financial institutions (IFIs) supporting the project undertaken in November 2013 as well as subsequent shorter interactions and field visits. It follows the 2012 update to the Boards of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB). This update takes stock of the current implementation of the project and draws attention to opportunities and challenges ahead. The update is comprised of three parts: the first assesses project implementation progress, including the status of the physical project and related work. Secondly, the update reflects on progress towards the project's social and environmental objectives. Finally, the update looks ahead to key challenges as well as project supervision and monitoring needs, highlighting issues that warrant continued attention during the ongoing commercial operations phase of the project.


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    Lao People's Democratic Republic,

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Nam Theun 2 annual update : project progress during 2013

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Nam Theun 2 annual update : project progress during 2013 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.