31352-013: Small Towns Development Sector

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The objectives of the Project are to: (i) improve the living conditions of small towns communities, especially the poor, through improved urban environments, increased access to essential urban services, and enhanced livelihoods; and (ii) support the establishment and development of decentralized institutional and management frameworks for providing urban infrastructure and services in small towns. To achieve the objectives, the Project has two components: Urban Infrastructure and Services ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 31352-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 1994
Approval Date 28 Jan 2003
Closing Date 07 Jul 2010
Geographical Location Ten small towns mostly in the northern region.
Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Water and Other Municipal Infrastructure and Services
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

Results Delivered

Distribution lines installed or updgraded (kilometers) 26
Microfinance loan accounts opened / end borrowers reached (number) 1,544
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 271
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 170,000
Water supply pipes installed or upgraded: length of network (kilometers) 4
New households served with water supply (number) 949

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
Eri Honda
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Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Human and Social Development Division, SERD

Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transportation(MPWT)
Mr. Fongsamouth Saychandy

PDS Creation Date
29 Nov 2006

Last PDS Update
02 Jul 2010