Greater Mekong Subregion: Sustainable Tourism Development (Grant - Lao PDR)


Project 38015-013
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Type Grant
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Lao PDR
Start 2008
End 2016
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 10,870

Project Description

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Sustainable Tourism Development Project was designed to benefit the poor in the Lao People-s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Viet Nam by promoting environmentally and socially sustainable tourism. Its expected impact was the development of a sustainable, culturally and environmentally sound pro-poor tourism approach for the GMS, and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage. The expected outcome was sustainable tourism development that creates livelihood opportunities for the poor. Project areas included provinces with good tourism potential and that had poverty rates of up to 38.6%.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Schipani, Steven M.
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • By 2020, 80% of villages and 90% of households in the Lao PDR are electrified as compared with 43% of villages and 58% of households in 2007.
  • 28% of households in Phongsali province and 98% households in Xaignabouli province will be electrified.