Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 08 Jul 2015

Project Name Small Towns Development Sector
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project/Program Number 31352-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Ten small towns mostly in the northern region.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Not yet classified
Subsector For Classification
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1994Asian Development Fund16,000
Counterpart 4,000
TOTAL US$ 20,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Initial environmental examination (IEE) was carried out during three subproject appraisals.The Project is unlikely to result in a major adverse environmental impacts. In fact, it will result in environmental improvements in small towns. An environmental impact assessment is not considered necessary.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Through regular review missions (twice a year). Final loan review mission was fielded in December 2009.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 29
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 22 Apr 2002 to 08 May 2002
Management Review Meeting 14 Jun 2002
Approval 28 Jan 2003


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1994 28 Jan 2003 16 Jul 2003 06 Oct 2003 31 Jul 2009 31 Dec 2009 07 Jul 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
29 Nov 2015 Loan 1994 17,976 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
29 Nov 2015 Loan 1994 18,417 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1994

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Public Works and Transportation(MPWT)
Mr. Fongsamouth Saychandy


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