Nam Theun 2 and the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) have signed an agreement for scientific and technical cooperation on 26th November 2019 at the head office of the Francophonie University Association (AUF) located at the National University of Laos (NUOL) campus. The Nam Theun Power Company (Nam Theun 2) and the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) with its academic partners have been collaborating under the framework of scientific research and environmental studies within the Nam Theun 2 Aquatic and Environment Lab (AEL) in Gnommalath (Khammouane Province). As part of the agreement, special attention will be given to scientific and technical training and scientific collaboration between the two parties at the national and regional scale.