GMS: Northern Economic Corridor


Project 34231-013
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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country Lao PDR
Start 2002
End 2009
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 95,790
Confinancing Source: PRC ($30M) and Thailand ($28.5M)

Project Description

The Greater Mekong Subregion: Northern Economic Corridor Project (the Project) aims to improve the road from Houayxay to Boten in the Lao PDR so as to create an international north-south corridor linking Thailand and the People's Republic of China (PRC). The governments of Thailand and the PRC have provided concessional loans to the Lao PDR to finance the Project. The improved road will follow a combination of class II and class III standards, with 7-meter wide paved road and pavements ranging between 1.5 meters and 2.5 meters in width. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will finance one third of the cost of the Project, covering construction of 74 kilometers in the middle section. The Project also includes a resettlement plan, a social action plan, and an environment management plan so as to meet ADB's safeguard policies for the entire project road.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Nangia, Rita
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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