Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 11 Sep 2014

Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project/Program Number 45301-002
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Urban sanitation
Urban water supply
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Partnerships (PAR)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan3041Asian Development Fund35,000
Grant0363ADB Co-financed Assistance Fund6,000
Counterpart 5,600
TOTAL US$ 46,600

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Expanded access to quality and reliable piped water supply and sanitation services for the urban population in Lao PDR.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Improved performance of participating provincial nam papas (provincial water utilities) in delivering sustainable water supply and sanitation services.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Improved sector coordination and policy implementation. 2. Improved nonrevenue water management and water supply development. 3. Developed new water supply systems in small towns. 4. Enhanced community action in urban water supply and sanitation. 5. Strengthened capacity for project implementation and O&M.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 05 Sep 2012
Fact-finding 03 Jul 2013 to 12 Jul 2013
Management Review Meeting 01 Aug 2013
Approval 09 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 3041 09 Oct 2013 11 Oct 2013 07 Nov 2013 31 Mar 2022


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
19 Sep 2014 Loan 3041 0 0 0.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
19 Sep 2014 Loan 3041 500 0 1.00%

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 3041
Grant 0363

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Anupma Jain (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies


Project Website
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