Lao People's Democratic Republic: Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project

Sovereign Project | 46293-003 Status: Active


ADB is helping the Lao People’s Democratic Republic upgrade tourism infrastructure along the Greater Mekong Subregion corridors. The project includes upgrading roads to provide better access and local market linkages in four provinces - Champasak, Khammouane, Luang Prabang, and Oudomxay.  It will improve tourist and environmental services and help develop tourism-related businesses. 

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project
Project Number 46293-003
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3156-LAO: Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth - Lao PDR
Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development - Trade and services

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The loan was declared effective as of 14 January 2015. A Project Coornation Unit (PCU) and Project Implementation Units (PIUs) are established and staffed with full time government counterparts.

As of 30 March 2016, Cumulative contract awards were $3.59 million (10%) and cumulative disbursement was 2.08 million (6%) of the total grant amount of $36 million.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Five tourism destination management and capacity building support consultants have been recruited to provide assistance to Executing Agency in project implementation. Recruitment of the project management and civil engineering support consultants (firm) is complete. The contract with a consulting firm was singed on 23 September 2015, with consultant's mobilization expected in October 2015. The Project is on track.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Steven Schipani
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane
Lao Peoples Dem Rep


Concept Clearance 30 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 01 Dec 2013 to 15 Dec 2013
MRM 13 May 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Apr 2016

Loan 3156-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Sep 2014 27 Oct 2014 14 Jan 2015 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 43.57 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 08 Sep 2014 4.14 0.00 11%
Counterpart 3.57 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Sep 2014 2.47 0.00 7%

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