The Vietnamese Government has approved for Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) to work with counterparts in Lao PDR to develop the river Namet cascade.

Initial plants for the cascade are proposed to be Namet 1, Namet 2, Namet 3 and Namet 4.

In addition, the Government Lao PDR has authorised the construction of 29 hydropower plants that are to be open for both domestic and foreign investor participation.