34231-013: Greater Mekong Subregion: Northern Economic Corridor Project

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The primary goal of the project is to accelerate the development process of the Lao PDR by linking its economy to two rapidly growing economies of the region. A direct link between PRC and Thailand via the Lao PDR will reduce transport costs in the regional influence area, and increase the efficiency of vehicles, goods and passengers traffic. The road will help to reduce poverty by providing access to markets, extension services, income and employment opportunities, thus enhancing ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 34231-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 1989
Approval Date 20 Dec 2002
Closing Date 30 Jun 2009
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Safeguard Categories Environment: A

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