Much of the Nam Theun 2 project area lies on or adjacent to areas that formed parts of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the Vietnamese military supply line that was the target of many American bombing missions in the second Indochina war. From the beginning of the project to September 2007, 1,750 ha searched and 2,200 UXO items were found and destroyed in the Nakai resettlement area, at a cost of US$2.1 m. In the construction area, 5,000 ha searched and 18,450 UXO items found and destroyed at a cost of approximately US$14.5 m. Work has continued since then and will continue to do so: a full-time UXO response team patrols the resettled villages on the Nakai Plateau, with villagers reporting all suspected UXO sightings via a post box system. Since April 2006 this response team has destroyed over 3,000 items of UXO.
Installed capacity: 1070 MW
6000 GWh of electricity per year
39 m high dam
Operation date: April 2010
A national protected area of 4000 km2
Reservoir capacity: 450 km2
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