Agreement, dated this 4th day of May, 1966 between the Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Laos, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand and the United States of America and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank).
Whereas the Committee for Coordination of Investigations of the Lower Mekong Basin (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and the Republic of Vietnam) (hereinafter called the Mekong Committee) operating under the aegis of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East has been conducting a program of surveys of the Lower Mekong Basin in the riparian countries and in the course of such program it has been recognized that the Nam Ngum River in Laos, one of the tributaries of the Mekong, can be developed;
Whereas a feasibility study of the development of the Nam Ngum valley in Laos, including the construction of a multi-purpose dam, has been financed by the United Nations Special Fund and by the Government of Japan under its bilateral aid to Laos and has been carried out within the framework of investigations undertaken by the Mekong Committee;
Whereas the Mekong Committee has recommended the early construction of the Nam Ngum hydro-electric Project as an integral component of the comprehensive development of the Lower Mekong Basin;
Whereas Laos and Thailand have agreed to make arrangements for the inter-connection of the high tension electrical transmission networks of the two countries, initially by means of the construction and operation of a transmission line which would cross their common boundary on the Mekong River;
Whereas the United Nations and the Mekong Committee have sought contributions to the financing of the cost of the Nam Ngum hydroelectric Project;
Whereas the Government of Japan has agreed to finance the detailed design of the Project under its bilateral aid to Laos;
Whereas the Governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States of America have agreed to provide funds, as a grant, for the Project up to twenty-two million eight hundred and fifteen thousand U.S. dollars equivalent and, together with the Governments of Laos and Thailand and the United Nations, have invited the Bank, and the Bank has agreed, to administer the funds so provided; and
Whereas Thailand has agreed to supply to Laos cement for the said project for a value equivalent to one million U.S. dollars in exchange for power from the Project;
Article XII. Notices and Requests
Section 12.01. Any notice or request required or permitted to be given or made under this Agreement shall be in writing. Such notice or request shall be deemed to have been duly given or made when it shall be delivered by hand or by mail, telegram, cable or radiogram to the Party to which it is required or permitted to be given or made at such Party's address specified in Section 12.02 or at such other address as such Party shall have designated by notice to the Party giving such notice or making such request.
Section 12.02. The following addresses are specified for the purposes of Section 12.01:
For the Government of Australia:
Embassy of Australia
1700 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20036
United States of America
For the Government of Canada:
Director General
External Aid Office
75 Albert Street
Ottawa 4
Canada
Telegraphic address:
For the Government of Denmark:
EXTAID
Ottawa
Embassy of Denmark
3200 Whitehaven Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States of America
For the Government of Japan:
Ministry of Finance
c/o Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States of America
For the Government of Laos:
Comite National Lao du Mekong
Ministere du Plan et de la Cooperation
Vientiane
Laos
Telegraphic address:
For the Government of the Netherlands:
MINPLAN
Vientiane
The Royal Netherlands Embassy
4200 Linnean Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States of America
For the Government of New Zealand:
Embassy of New Zealand
19 Observatory Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States of America
Telegraphic address:
For the Government of Thailand:
TOTARA
Washington, D.C.
Thai National Mekong Committee
National Energy Authority
Pibultham Villa
Bangkok
Thailand
Telegraphic address:
For the Government of the United States of America:
NATPOWER
Bangkok
Bureau for Far East
Agency for International Development
Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20523
United States of America
For the Bank:
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20433
United States of America
Telegraphic address:
INTBAFRAD
Washington, D.C.
Inhoudsopgave
Nam Ngum Development Fund Agreement, 1966
Article I. Definitions
Article II. Establishment of Nam Ngum Development Fund
Article III. Contributions to Fund
Article IV. Disbursements from Fund
Article V. Applications for Disbursement
Article VI. Undertakings of Laos
Article VII. Undertakings of Thailand
Article VIII. The Administrator
Article IX. Consultation and Termination
Article X. Settlement of Disputes
Article XI. Additional Parties and Contributions
Article XII. Notices and Requests
Article XIII. Signature and Entry into Force
Article XIV. Title
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