38628-022: Greater Mekong Subregion Northern Power Transmission Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project will (i) construct 398 kilometers (km) of 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines with associated 115/22 kV substations, and erect about 1,100 km of new 22 kV medium- and low-voltage distribution lines to expand access to grid electricity to consumers in western Vientiane, Xaignabouli, and Phongsali provinces of the Lao PDR; (ii) provide nointerest credit to poor households in the project areas to help them connect to the distribution grid; and (iii) provide consulting ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 38628-022
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Grant No. 0195
Loan No. -
Approval Date 27 Apr 2009
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 20,000
Geographical Location Northern and Northeastern provinces
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 3: Some gender elements (SGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

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