Lao People's Democratic Republic : GMS: East-West Economic Corridor

Sovereign Project | 29271-013

The Project is part of the larger East-West Transport Corridor Project, which includes components in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. The objective of the larger project is to create a road transport corridor linking north-east Thailand through Lao PDR to Da Nang Port in Viet Nam. The scope of the proposed Bank-financed Project is assisting the Government of Lao with improving about 78 km of Road No. 9 between Maung Phin and the border with Viet Nam. The improvement will include reconstructing the existing largely-failed road pavement to a two lane bituminous surface treatment standard construction of new bridges and other drainage structures, and repair of existing structures, and ancillary works.

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Project Details

  • Project Officer
    ADB Disclosure
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    20 December 1999
  • Country/Economy
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
GMS: East-West Economic Corridor
Project Number
29271-013
Country / Economy
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status
Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
    Drivers of Change
      Sector / Subsector
      • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

      Gender
      Description
      The Project is part of the larger East-West Transport Corridor Project, which includes components in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. The objective of the larger project is to create a road transport corridor linking north-east Thailand through Lao PDR to Da Nang Port in Viet Nam. The scope of the proposed Bank-financed Project is assisting the Government of Lao with improving about 78 km of Road No. 9 between Maung Phin and the border with Viet Nam. The improvement will include reconstructing the existing largely-failed road pavement to a two lane bituminous surface treatment standard construction of new bridges and other drainage structures, and repair of existing structures, and ancillary works.
      Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
      Impact

      Project Outcome

      Description of Outcome
      Progress Toward Outcome

      Implementation Progress

      Description of Project Outputs
      Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
      Geographical Location

      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
      An international consulting firm will be engaged for construction supervision (advance action approved). Staff inputs are tentatively estimated to be about 100 person-months of international consultants and about 300 person-months of domestic consultants.
      Procurement
      The Bank-financed Project will be executed through a single civil works contract valued at about $28 million. The contract will be executed by a contractor selected following international competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. (Advance action approved).

      Contact

      Responsible ADB Officer
      ADB Disclosure
      Responsible ADB Department
      Southeast Asia Department
      Responsible ADB Division
      Infrastructure Division, SERD
      Executing Agencies
      Ministry of Comm, Trans., Post & Construction
      Mr. Khattyasack Chayavong
      [email protected]
      P.O. Box 6580
      Vientiane
      Lao People's Dem Republic

      Timetable

      Concept Clearance
      -
      Fact Finding
      22 Feb 1999 to 10 Mar 1999
      MRM
      18 May 1999
      Approval
      20 Dec 1999
      Last Review Mission
      -
      PDS Creation Date
      29 Nov 2006
      Last PDS Update
      14 Dec 2006

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      Title Document Type Document Date
      Greater Mekong Subregion: East-West Corridor Project Project/Program Completion Reports Nov 2008
      GMS: East-West Corridor Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 1999

      Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
      Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

      Title Document Type Document Date
      East-West Corridor Project: Summary Initial Environment Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 1999

      Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

      Title Document Type Document Date
      Greater Mekong Subregion: East-West Corridor Project (1727-LAO[SF] and 1728-VIE[SF]) Project Performance Evaluation Reports Dec 2008

      Related Publications

      None currently available.


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      Tenders

      No tenders for this project were found.

      Contracts Awarded

      No contracts awarded for this project were found

      Procurement Plan

      None currently available.