44138-022: Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Agriculture Infrastructure Sector Project (formerly Rural Access Improvement Project Along the EWEC)

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Description

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) provides a conduit for Lao agricultural surpluses to reach the neighboring countries of Thailand and Vietnam and even beyond. There is essentially unlimited demand from these countries for Lao agricultural and rural produce. Better AI will enable more diversity and value addition to agricultural produce from the target provinces. This will expand sustainable livelihoods opportunities. The Project aims to regenerate and ... Read More

Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Number 44138-022
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 3024
Approval Date 20 Sep 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 60,000
Geographical Location Savannakhet Province,Saravane Province
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agricultural production
Irrigation
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: B

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Responsible ADB Officer
Charles David Salter
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Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD

Last PDS Update
11 Sep 2014

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