34231-013: Greater Mekong Subregion: Northern Economic Corridor Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The primary goal of the project is to accelerate the development process of the Lao PDR by linking its economy to two rapidly growing economies of the region. A direct link between PRC and Thailand via the Lao PDR will reduce transport costs in the regional influence area, and increase the efficiency of vehicles, goods and passengers traffic. The road will help to reduce poverty by providing access to markets, extension services, income and employment opportunities, thus enhancing development po... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 34231-013
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 1989
Approval Date 20 Dec 2002
Closing Date 30 Jun 2009
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Safeguard Categories Environment: A

Results Delivered

Students benefiting from school improvement programs or direct support (number) 2,200
National highways and provincial, district, and rural roads built or upgraded (kilometers) 226
Beneficiaries from road projects (number) 330,000
New households served with water supply (number) 3,200
New households served with sanitation (number) 2,680

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
Robert Valkovic
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Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Infrastructure Division, SERD

Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transportation(MPWT)
Laokham Sompeth

PDS Creation Date
08 Aug 2007

Last PDS Update
14 Jul 2009