GMS: East-West Corridor Project Coordination - Lao PDR and Viet Nam


Project 29271-012
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Type TA
Sector Transport
Country Regional
Start 1999
End 2006
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 690

Project Description

The objectives of the TA are to (i) coordinate and monitor the implementation of the transport infrastructure investments, primarily the second international bridge on the Mekong River, the improvement and rehabilitation of Road 9 in Lao PDR and Viet Nam, the resealing of Highway 1 in Viet Nam and the upgrading of Da Nang port in Viet Nam; (ii) establish appropriate operation and maintenance arrangements for the Mekong River Bridge and Road 9 in Lao PDR; and (iii) investigate and promote the prospects for private participation in the operation and maintenance of the Project facilities, including the Mekong River Bridge.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
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Organization -
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  • Increased economic cooperation and trade facilitation between and among Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam.
  • Reduced transport costs by 17-33%.
  • Reduced travel time by 100 minutes.
  • Increased rural incomes and employment opportunities in the project influence areas.
  • Increased cross-border movement of freight and passengers.