East-West Economic Corridor (Loan - Lao PDR)


Project 29271-013
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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country Lao PDR
Start 1999
End 2008
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 345,000
Confinancing Source: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development ($15,000,000); Japan Bank for International Cooperation ($180,000,000); Japan International Cooperation Agency ($65,000,000); and Thailand ($25,000,000)

Project 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.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Mr. Khattyasack Chayavong
Organization Ministry of Comm, Trans., Post & Construction
Email ewcppmrg@laotel.com
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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