Lao National Road 13 Improvement and Maintenance (WB-P163730)

Countries
  • Laos
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Xaimounkhoung Village of Vientiane Capital to Phonhong Village of Vientiane Province.
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Active
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Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
May 18, 2018
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Borrower
Government of Lao PDR
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Sectors
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 94.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 19, 2020


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Project Description
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According to the bank document, the project development objective is to improve road condition, safety and climate resilience of a 58 km-section of Lao National Road No. 13 North (NR13N) from Xaimounkhoung Village of Vientiane Capital to Phonhong Village of Vientiane Province. This section links Vientiane Capital with Vangvieng and Louangphabang, major tourist destinations. The road section also runs through two districts, Naxaythong,located in the Vientiane Capital City, and Phonhong in Vientiane Province, covering about 40 villages in total.

The project is expected to improve national connectivity, access to public services, markets for the road users particularly those in Vientiane Capital and in Vientiane Province, the project will also help to reinforce regional integration and promote greater economic activity.

Proposed works on the road includes widening the road from the existing 2 lanes to 4 lanes along the first 19km (from km 12-31) and rehabilitation of 39 km ( km 31-70) of existing 2 lanes road.

The alignment of the road itself will be modified slightly at 4 locations:

1.the Houay Xaimoun Bridge at km 6+975 will be expanded from 2 to 4 lanes, with the added lanes on the left side requiring that the centerline be shifted to the left for a
distance of 200 m from each end of the bridge;

2.the Houay Xone Bridge at km 9+953 will be expanded from 2 to 4 lanes, with either one lane added to each side or 2 lanes added on the right side (the preferred option), and the preferred options requiring that the centerline be shifted to the right for a distance of 150m from each end of the bridge;

3.the Nam Houm Bridge at km19+200 will be expanded from 2 to 4 lanes, with the added lanes on the left side requiring that the centerline be shifted to the left for a distance of 200m from the south end of the bridge and 150m from the north end; and

4.the sharp curve to the right at Ban NaNga at km 25+570, where the radius of curvature will be increased from 200m to 280m to make it safe for vehicles traveling at 80km/hr

Investment Description
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Borrower US$ 54 million

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Lao Consulting Group Contractor -
- - - - Lao Social Research Contractor -

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World Bank
Sombath Southivong, Holly Krambeck
Senior Infrastructure Specialist

Borrower/Client/Recipient
Angkhansada Mouangkham
Deputy Director General, External Finance Department
angkhansada@yahoo.com
 
Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Pheng Douangngeun
Director General, Department of Roads, MPWT
pheng_dng@yahoo.com

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