31341-013: Northern Area Rural Power Distribution

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The project objectives are to (i) extend the transmission and distribution system in the northern rural area to provide electricity to rural low-income communities; and (ii) promote power sector restructuring, strengthen EdL's project management ability and improve operational efficiency. The project scope includes (i) reinforcement and extension of the existing high voltage (115 kV) power grid; (ii) construction of associated medium (34.5/22 kV) and low [400 volts (V)] voltage distribution ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 31341-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Loan No. 2005
Approval Date 18 Sep 2003
Closing Date 23 Jun 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 30,000
Geographical Location The Project covers five provinces in the Northern part of Lao including Louang Nam Tha, Louang Phrabang, Oudomxay, Xiengkhouang, Xaignabouli, and Vientiane.
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity Transmission and Distribution
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

Results Delivered

Transmission lines installed or upgraded (kilometers) 268
Distribution lines installed or updgraded (kilometers) 1,812
New households connected to electricity (number) 32,830

The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Phoxay Phommachanh
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Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Lao Resident Mission

Executing Agencies
Electricite du Laos
Mr. Siprasith Boupha

PDS Creation Date
30 Nov 2006

Last PDS Update
17 Mar 2014