LAO: Second Northern GMS Transport Network Improvement (Grant 0234)


Project 41444-023
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Type Grant
Sector Transport
Country Lao PDR
Start 2010
End 2020
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 30,300

Project Description

ADB is helping the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam upgrade roads in the northeastern transport corridor. The project will improve 340 kilometers of roads, which form part of a corridor stretching from Thanh Hoa in northern Viet Nam, through Lao PDR, to Bangkok, Thailand. It is expected to boost transport efficiency as well as economic activities in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Progress (as of March 2021)


Contact 1
Contact Name Nguyen, Khoa Dinh
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • Trade along the Northeastern Corridor between the Lao PDR and Viet Nam increased from $4 million in 2013 to $10 million in 2018.
  • Truck traffic across the Lao PDR-Viet Nam border increased from under 100 trucks per day in 2009 to 220 by June 2016.
  • Travel time on project roads will decreased by June 2016 (in hours: minutes): R6 (Vieng Xai-Nam Soi), from 1:50 to 1:30; R6A, from 2:15 to 1:30; R6B, from 1:00 to 0:40; QL217 km 107 to Na Meo, from 3:40 to 2:35; and QL 217 (QL 1 to km107), from 2:40 to 2:00.