Lao People's Democratic Republic: Building Lao PDR's Capacity to Develop Special Economic Zones

Sovereign Project | 42032-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Building Lao PDR's Capacity to Develop Special Economic Zones
Project Number 42032-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7188-LAO: Building Lao PDR's Capacity to Develop Special Economic Zones
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) SWOT analysis report submitted to ADB, SWOT workshop was conducted in August 2009.

(ii) Establishment of National SEZ secretariat decree was approved in October 2010

- NSEZ secretariat was established

(iii) Final draft of NSEZ strategy completed

(iv) NSEZ decree completed.

(v) New Promotion and Investment law was approved by National Assembly in Feb 10.

- Road Show was organized in November 2010

(vi) Setting up NSEZ website completed.

(vi) Training Manual for Administrating NSEZ in Lao PDR was published.

(vii) Training on management of SEZ for SEZ authority staff was conducted in March 11.

(Vii) Training on SEZ management was conducted in April 2011.

(vii) IT equipment has been installed

(viii) One Single Service (OSS) guideline was completed

Geographical Location The project will be implemented by the Special Economic Zone Authority of the Office of the Prime Minister

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Initial consultation with government, potential investors, donors completed in December 2007.
During Project Implementation Consultation with the goverment have been regularly made during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services An International Consulting firm will be hired for the task.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Louangraj, Phantouleth
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Special Economic Zone Authority
Mr Thongsay Sayavongkhamdy
[email protected]
Prime Minister's Office,Phetsalath Rd. Kaysone Phomvihane District, Savannakhet Province, P.O.Box 200


Concept Clearance 15 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 14 Oct 2007 to 03 Apr 2008
Approval 27 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Feb 2008
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2011

TA 7188-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2008 02 Apr 2009 02 Apr 2009 31 Mar 2011 15 Sep 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 950,000.00 27 Nov 2008 698,732.26

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