Greater Mekong Sub region East-West Economic Corridor Towns Development Project
Project Number: ADB-LOAN NO. 2931-LAO(SF) AND GRANTS NO. 0313/0314 Status: Active
ADB is helping the Lao People’s Democratic Republic transform three towns along the East-West Economic Corridor into economic hubs. The project will improve urban environmental infrastructure and strengthen the institutional capacity of provincial and local authorities in Kaysone Phomvihane, Phine, and Dansavanh. It includes flood control measures and improvements in waste management and roads.
This project is a first generation intervention of a long-term engagement in towns of the GMS economic corridors, and is aligned with the strategic framework of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program, 2012-2022, approved by the Fourth GMS Summit on 19 to 20 December 2011. It is also in line with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) country partnership strategy 2012-2016 for the Lao PDR and supports ADB’s urban operational plan (2012 -2020) and water operational plan (2011-2020). The project will enhance the competitiveness of towns along the East West Economic Corridor (EWEC), and will complement years of work on trade facilitation and cross-border trade agreements. The project will transform the corridor towns of Kaysone Phomvihane, Phine, and Dansavanh into economic hubs by improving urban environmental infrastructure and strengthening the institutional capacity of provincial and local authorities.
Initial environmental examinations describe the environmental condition of a project, including potential impact, formulation of mitigation measures, and preparation of institutional requirements and environmental monitoring.This document dated July 2012 is provided for the ADB project 43319-022 in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
The progress of implementation of the sub-projects as of December 31, 2019 is presented
Fa Ngum Road Sub-Project (Kaysone Phomvihane Urban Roads) (NCB-4.1B)
Fa Ngum Road is composed of three (3) main roads with a total length 2,149 meters and public park recreation. The Contractor for this sub-project is Champakham Road and Bridge Construction Co. Ltd (CPK). The total cost is 2,289,611.17 USD and the contract duration is 24 months commencing 14 November 2017
A Variation Order (VO) for upgrading Soukhavadi Road (additional works) was approved in December 10, 2019. The Contractor is LaoMixay Construction Co.LTD. It is concrete pavement road with 292 meters length and approximately total cost USD 299,988.96 with four months period after received notification.
Kaysone Phomvihane Roads Sub-Project
Kaysonephomvihane Road has total length 6,182 meters, with total cost 7.546.207.00 USD. Contractor for this sub-project is Road No. 8 Construction Enterprise with PK and TSC JV. Contract duration is 24 months commencing 11 November 2017.
Cyan line is presented the additional work, Savannakhet International airport access road is under new VO to the same contractor, it has 730 meters length with approximately cost USD 356,954.37 with three months period after received notification letter. It is absolutely connected with Kaysone Phomvihane road at KM 4+860.
Phine Urban Road Sub-Project (ICB-4.3)
Phine Urban Roads has a total length of 9,978 meters and a total cost of 4,010,613.00 USD.
The construction of the sub-project was awarded to JV of Road No. 8 Construction
Enterprise with PK and TSC. The Contract duration is 24 months commencing on 01
In Figure 4, below, red lines represent the scope of the original project and cyan shows the additional works comprising Ban Na Pho access roads 619 meters in length. The cost is USD 189,225 with a three months period after received notification letter.
Dansavan Urban Road Sub-Project (NCB-4.2)
Dansavanh Urban Roads has a total length of 3,884 meters with total cost of 2,312,621.58 USD. The Contractor for the sub-project is Noukham Construction Co., Ltd. The Contract duration is 24 months commencing on 11 November 2017.
In figure 5, red lines indicate the completed urban road in Ban Dansavan, and cyan line
shows the additional works comprising an access road to Alone community, 637 meters in
length. The VO is awarded to Noukham Construction company – at a cost of USD
264,410.72. The construction duration is three months commencing December 4, 2019.
Kaysonephomvihane Solid Waste Management Sub-Project (NCB2.1)
The total area covered by the sub-project is 10 hectares, primarily for the improvement of
the existing landfill at a total cost 1,659,205.10 USD. VSP Construction Company Ltd was
awarded the contract for the construction of the sub-project with a contract duration of 24
months commencing 22 March 2018.
Currently, pipeline connection among old landfill and new landfill is designed and it is under
the construction, it is minor, but it is part of compliance with environment criteria, to collect
leachate to the designed evaporation wetland.
WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT-HOUYLONGKONG CHANNEL SUB-PROJECT (NCB-1.1)
This sub-project involves the construction of a HLK channel with a length of 830 meters and
a pumping station with an automatic gate a total cost of 1,673,128.31 USD. The appointed
Contractor is JV of Road No. 8 Construction Enterprise with PK and TSC. The Contract
duration is 24 months commencing on 22 March 2018.
Decentralize Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS) is designed 2.7 hectares integrated into HLK channel, which is located on the right side of beginning of HLK channel. VO for constructing DEWATS is approved with approximately cost USD 861,250.76 within 7 months period from December 9, 2019.
MEKONG RIVER’S EMBANKMENT SUB-PROJECT ICB-5.1
This subproject the construction of an embankment with a total length of 980 meters length
and a width of 50 meters from existing road to Mekong River. The Mekong River
Embankment subproject has included different zones as urban recreation park, sport zone,
market zone and also included road and drainage rehabilitation as road and drainage in
front Mekong River Embankment. The Mekong River Embankment subproject contract is
awarded to Laomixay Construction Co., LtD on June 5, 2019 as 24 months construction
period with total cost USD$ 4,506,063.01.
Thahae Road, where is connected with current concrete road upgrading along with embankment, It is concrete road to connect with Nouhak Phoumsavan park, it has 459.50 meters length, this additional work/VO is granted to Lao Mixay construction com with total cost 310,000.06 with 4 months periods from December 9, 2019.