Construction of a hydro-electric plant in Laos PDR
Lead NCPFrance
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO Friends of the Earth regarding the activities of EDF in Laos PDR.
Theme(s)Competition, Environment, General policies
Date26 Nov 2004
Host country(ies)Lao People's Democratic Republic
Industry sectorConstruction, Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

Read the recommendations (in French and English) issued by the French NCP to EDF concluding the specific instance - 31 March 2005.

In November 2004 the French NCP received a request for review from the French NGO Friends of the Earth alleging that EDF had breached the general policies, environment and competition provisions of the Guidelines by its funding of a hydro-electic project, including the construction of a dam, in Laos.

The French NCP held consultations with the parties involved, including with international financial institutions (World Bank, Asiatic Development Bank), and with the French Development Agency. To conclude the specific instance, the NCP issued a list of recommendations (in French and English) to the enterprise.