According to ADB website, the Asian Development Bank is working with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to build a bus rapid transit system, and develop other transport solutions, to ease traffic in Vientiane, the country’s fast growing capital. The project is financing over 11 kilometers of dedicated bus lanes, 24 enclosed stations, and over 90 climate-friendly buses. It will also fund new signal lights at key intersections and a central traffic control center, as well as a national vehicle registration system.
The Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project (VSUTP) will improve the quality of life in Vientiane by improving access and mobility. The project will do this by establishing a sustainable urban transport management agency (SUTMA), a high-quality public bus transport system, a parking management system, and a national electronic vehicle registration system, and by improving traffic management and accessibility for pedestrians and nonmotorized transport (NMT). The project promotes gender mainstreaming, greenhouse gas reduction, and public private partnership.
Grant 0471-LAO: Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Global Environment Facility - US$ 1.84 million
Grant: Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Asia Investment Facility - US$ 6.90 million
Loan 3250-LAO: Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund - US$ 35.00 million
Loan: Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project
European Investment Bank - US$ 20.00 million
Loan 8303-LAO: Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project
OPEC Fund for International Development - US$ 15.00 million
Project Officer: Miller, Jeffrey M.
Southeast Asia Department, ADB
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