Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing) (ADB-45301-003)

  • Laos
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Ban Namthouam, Ban Viangkham, Lamam, Muang Samakhixai, Sopbao, Xam Nua
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 13, 2018
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Lao People's Democratic Republic
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 35.93 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 5, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the additional financing will be expected to

(i) expand access to high-quality and reliable piped water supply services for the urban population,

(ii) strengthen the provincial nam papas (PNPs)' capacity to manage water supply systems in a resilient manner, and

(iii) support government and community efforts to deliver urban water supply and sanitation (WSS).

The inclusion of women and poor people will remain a priority. The current project's approach and structure will apply under the additional financing.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Grant 0604-LAO: Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing) US$ 30.50 million

Counterpart US$ 5.43 million

Contact Information

Executing Agencies

Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Address: Dept of Housing and Urban Planning, Lao
PDR, Lane-Xang Ave., Vientiane Lao PDR
P.O. Box 206


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