31341-013: Northern Area Rural Power Distribution

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project objectives are to (i) extend the transmission and distribution system in the northern rural area to provide electricity to rural low-income communities; and (ii) promote power sector restructuring, strengthen EdL's project management ability and improve operational efficiency. The project scope includes (i) reinforcement and extension of the existing high voltage (115 kV) power grid; (ii) construction of associated medium (34.5/22 kV) and low [400 volts (V)] voltage distribution ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 31341-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Loan No. 2005
Approval Date 18 Sep 2003
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 30,000
Geographical Location The Project covers five provinces in the Northern part of Lao including Louang Nam Tha, Louang Phrabang, Oudomxay, Xiengkhouang, Xaignabouli, and Vientiane.
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 3: Some gender elements (SGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

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