Lao People's Democratic Republic : Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project (Additional Financing)

Sovereign Project | 41444-023

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam to upgrade roads in the northeastern transport corridor. The project is improving 340 kilometers of roads, which form part of a corridor stretching from Thanh Hoa in northern Viet Nam, through Lao PDR, to Bangkok, Thailand. It is expected to boost transport efficiency as well as economic activities in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Miller, Jeffrey M.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project (Additional Financing)
Project Number 41444-023
Country / Economy Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 8310-LAO: Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion Transport Network Improvement Project
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 9.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact International trade on the GMS Northeastern Corridor increased.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transport across the Lao PDR Viet Nam border and on the project sections of the GMS Northeastern Corridor becomes more efficient.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The project components of the GMS Northeastern Corridor in Viet Nam and the Lao PDR are improved

Road safety on the project sections of Northeastern Corridor is improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 ADB Officer Miller, Jeffrey M.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Dept of Housing and Urban Planning, Lao
PDR, Lane-Xang Ave., Vientiane Lao PDR
P.O. Box 206
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 15 Sep 2016
Approval 04 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Apr 2017

Loan 8310-LAO

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 3.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 9.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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