Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 14 Dec 2006

Project Name GMS: East-West Economic Corridor
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project/Program Number 29271-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1727Asian Development Fund32,000
TOTAL US$ 32,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

No sensitive areas will suffer negative environmental impacts. The Project will benefit to people living around the East-West Corridor including better road accessibility with associated time savings, reduced transport costs resulting in improved access to markets for local products and handicrafts, and local people's access to a greater range of imported consumer goods at cheaper prices, improved access to health, education and others services. For the medium to long term, people will have access to employment opportunities, and improve the quality of life through increased flow of goods, services, and economic activities and more contact with outside influences.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholder Consultation undertaken

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The Project is part of the larger East-West Transport Corridor Project, which includes components in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. The objective of the larger project is to create a road transport corridor linking north-east Thailand through Lao PDR to Da Nang Port in Viet Nam. The scope of the proposed Bank-financed Project is assisting the Government of Lao with improving about 78 km of Road No. 9 between Maung Phin and the border with Viet Nam. The improvement will include reconstructing the existing largely-failed road pavement to a two lane bituminous surface treatment standard construction of new bridges and other drainage structures, and repair of existing structures, and ancillary works.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 29
Consulting Services
An international consulting firm will be engaged for construction supervision (advance action approved). Staff inputs are tentatively estimated to be about 100 person-months of international consultants and about 300 person-months of domestic consultants.
Procurement
The Bank-financed Project will be executed through a single civil works contract valued at about $28 million. The contract will be executed by a contractor selected following international competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. (Advance action approved).
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/29271-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 22 Feb 1999 to 10 Mar 1999
Management Review Meeting 18 May 1999
Approval 20 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1727 20 Dec 1999 21 Mar 2000 21 Sep 2000 31 Dec 2004 28 Feb 2007 22 Feb 2008

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
23 Sep 2014 Loan 1727 32,009 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
23 Sep 2014 Loan 1727 32,775 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1727

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Comm, Trans., Post & Construction
Mr. Khattyasack Chayavong

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/29271-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/29271-013/documents