Lao People's Democratic Republic: Southern Link Transport Project

Sovereign Project | 43318-022

Summary

The Government of the Lao PDR has identified transport development as critical to achieving its development targets. The 2004 national growth and poverty eradication strategy states that the primary goal for transport is to ?fully integrate the economy, thereby providing an enabling environment for trade and commerce and access for all Lao people to basic services?. Poverty reduction is a key focus of the Government?s current and long term (2020) development plan. Road access is considered one of the keys to eradicating poverty in the Lao PDR.

The Lao PDR, CPS 2007-2011, identified sustainable economic growth as one of the three operational interventions, and further identified three key paths to follow in carrying out the interventions: (i) better rural infrastructure to link isolated rural areas to markets; (ii) sustainable management of the transport system; and (iii) GMS support for economic corridors, tourism, business development and trade reform.

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Project Name Southern Link Transport Project
Project Number 43318-022
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7670-LAO: Southern Link Transport Project (formerly Transport Sector Development Project)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government of the Lao PDR has identified transport development as critical to achieving its development targets. The 2004 national growth and poverty eradication strategy states that the primary goal for transport is to ?fully integrate the economy, thereby providing an enabling environment for trade and commerce and access for all Lao people to basic services?. Poverty reduction is a key focus of the Government?s current and long term (2020) development plan. Road access is considered one of the keys to eradicating poverty in the Lao PDR.

The Lao PDR, CPS 2007-2011, identified sustainable economic growth as one of the three operational interventions, and further identified three key paths to follow in carrying out the interventions: (i) better rural infrastructure to link isolated rural areas to markets; (ii) sustainable management of the transport system; and (iii) GMS support for economic corridors, tourism, business development and trade reform.

The CPS pointed out that road safety and the integration and enforcement of social and environmental safeguards had yet to be fully addressed. The design of the Project directly addresses, and is in concert, with the overall country and the transport sector priorities of the CPS in the following ways: providing improved rural infrastructure to link large, isolated areas with high poverty incidence of Salavan province to markets in the provincial capital and along Route 13S and providing connectivity between the national road system to major transport corridors.

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Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
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Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of about 30 person-months of international and 45 person-months of national consulting services will be required.
Responsible ADB Officer Antoine Kunth
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and TransportDept of Housing and Urban Planning, Lao
PDR, Lane-Xang Ave., Vientiane Lao PDR
P.O. Box 206
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 May 2010
Fact Finding 19 Jul 2010 to 22 Jul 2010
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 29 Oct 2010

TA 7670-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2010 - - 31 Jul 2011 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,050,000.00 01 Dec 2010 0.00

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