Lao People's Democratic Republic : Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 53389-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Swain, Wei Kim
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Sector Project
Project Number 53389-001
Country / Economy Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Water Supply Sector Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 48.30 million
Operational Priorities OP4: Making cities more livable
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government has adopted a sector investment plan to guide the achievement of the water supply target that lists 148 towns that require water supply intervention amounting to $416 million. A sector modality was selected as it enables long term engagement, and progressive support of the sector particularly when the technical capacity and availability of resource is limited. The project will enable long-term engagement and support to help the DWS to expand the water supply and sanitation coverage, in line with the government strategy, and support the development of the institutional capacity of the DWS and PNPs for long term sustainable operations.

Increased service coverage and provision of safe, reliable, and affordable water supply


Access to safe piped water supply services in participating towns improved


Regulatory environment improved

Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 Swain, Wei Kim
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Concept Clearance 27 May 2020
Fact Finding 27 Nov 2023 to 01 Dec 2023
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Jul 2020

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Title Document Type Document Date
Water Supply Sector Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2020

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
53389-LAO: Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Sector Project Advance Notice Active
PMC Firm - Consulting Closed

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