Lao People's Democratic Republic: Northern Area Rural Power Distribution Project (former Northern Area Rural and Small Towns)

Sovereign Project | 31341-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Northern Area Rural Power Distribution Project (former Northern Area Rural and Small Towns)
Project Number 31341-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3087-LAO: Northern Area Rural Power Distribution Project (former Northern Area Rural and Small Towns)
Japan Special Fund US$ 510,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The technical assistance (TA) will carry out a feasibility study of providing electricity supply to selected northern areas of Lao PDR and to consolidate the findings of the study into a project suitable for Bank financing. The scope of the works consists of (i) assessing the demand for electricity in the candidate Project areas; (ii) identifying the best options to meet the assessed demand; (iii) preparing feasibility study level designs for the best options; (iv) carrying out economic and financial evaluations of the subprojects; (v) assessing the environmental and social impacts of the subprojects and formulating suitable mitigation measures; and (vi) proposing suitable institutional improvements to ensure efficient implementation of the ensuing project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be carried out by a team of international consultants with expertise in design, construction, and operation of power transmission and distribution facilities; environmental and sociological impact assessment of such projects; and energy economics. They will be assisted by a team of local consultants who will carry out the socioeconomic survey.
Responsible ADB Officer Tianhua Luo
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Electricite du Laos
Samsenethai Road, P.O. Box 309
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Concept Clearance 18 Mar 1998
Fact Finding 05 May 1998 to 14 May 1998
Approval 14 Oct 1998
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2006

TA 3087-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Oct 1998 24 Dec 1998 24 Dec 1998 - 31 Dec 2002 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
510,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 580,000.00 14 Oct 1998 500,247.60

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