41656-012: Lao People's Democratic Republic: Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project will facilitate regional cooperation and increased economic growth in the GMS by improving the national highway linking the Louangphrabang area with the Lao PDR-Thailand border. Improvement of this road, much of which is currently gravel and earth, will facilitate increased exports to Thailand of agricultural goods produced in the project area and increased tourism from Thailand to Louangphrabang. The Project comprises (i) improvement of 367 km of the project road from Ziang ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 41656-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Grant No. 0082
Loan No. -
Loan No. 8241
Approval Date 18 Jun 2008
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 54,000
Geographical Location Louangphrabang and Xaignabouri provinces
Sector Transport
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)


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