GMS Northern Power Transmission Project


Project 38628-012
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Type TA
Sector Energy
Country Lao PDR
Start 2006
End 2009
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 950

Project Description

The project-s impact is to provide more reliable and environmentally sustainable power supply to northern Lao PDR and northeastern Thailand. The TA-s outcome will be a feasibility study and project design agreed to by ADB and the Government. The study will set out a project that is economically, financially, and technically feasible, and socially and environmentally acceptable to (i) extend the transmission and distribution facilities in northern Lao PDR, and (ii) strengthen power interconnections with Thailand.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Kawano, Takaaki
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Increase electricity supply to households and villages in northern Lao PDR. 90% of the households supplied with electricity by 2020.
  • Promote regional power trade. Increase power trade between the Lao PDR and Thailand.