Lao People's Democratic Republic: GMS: Mekong Tourism Development Project

Sovereign Project | 33434-013

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Project Name GMS: Mekong Tourism Development Project
Project Number 33434-013
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1970-LAO: GMS: Mekong Tourism Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.90 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

GMS Economic Cooperation Program

GMS Program Strategic Framework

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Provinces of Champassak, Khammouan, Louang Namtha, and Louang Phrabang
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 To support the implementation of the Project, a total of 241 person-months of consulting services (104 person-months international and 137 person-months domestic) will be required. The Consultants will be engaged in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. Separate consulting services packages will be rocured to provide assistance to the PCUs in the NTOs, and the PMUs in charge of infrastructure improvements. The consultants for PMUs will be firms and will focus on Part A. The consultants for the PCUs will be firms and will focus on overall project management and part C of the Project. Individual consultants will be engaged for Part B and will be recruited by PCU. Consulting firms will be selected and engaged following the quality and cost-based selection method. Consultants will provide on-the-job training to national and provincial govenrment officials involveed in implementation.
Procurement Goods and works to be financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB Guidelines for Procurement. International competitive bidding (ICB) procedure will be used for major civil works contracts estimated to cost over $1.0 million and supply contracts valued over $500,000. Procurement of minor civil works will be undertaken through local competitive bidding (LCB) in accordance with procedures acceptable to the ADB. International shopping (IS) will be followed for materials and equipment packages estimated to cost more than $100,000 equivalent but less than $500,000 equivalent. Equipment items that are locally available, and cost less than $100,000 equivalent, may be procured through direct purchase in accordance with procedures satisfactory to ADB. For the pro-poor, community-based tourism component, where the proposed subprojects will be relatively small, and scattered throughout the provinces, the Project may fund NGOs to work in a collaborative and participatory manner with local communities.
Responsible ADB Officer Steven Schipani
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
Mr. Thavipheth Oula
Lao National Tourism Administration, Vientiane
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 09 Mar 1999 to 22 Mar 1999
MRM 26 Aug 2002
Approval 12 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 10 Jul 2008

Loan 1970-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2002 07 Feb 2003 06 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2008 - 18 Aug 2008
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 14.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.90 12 Dec 2002 12.42 0.00 99%
Counterpart 3.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 Dec 2002 12.59 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion Mekong Tourism Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2002

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