AIIB Watch Cases

Laos National Road 13 Improvement and Maintenance

Status: Approved
Timeframe: 2019-2023
Area: Sikeut to Songpeuay market to Phonhong, close to Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic
AIIB Investment Amount: US$ 40 million
Total Project Cost: US$ 128.2 million
Co-financier: World Bank (IDA): US$ 40.2 million; Nordic Development Fund: US$ 9.5 million; Lao government: US$ 38.5 million.

E&S Category: A

Project Details: The project comprises two components: the widening of a road just North of the capital Vientiane and the renovation of the same road a bit further north along the stretch between Songpeuay Market and Phonhong.

Resettlement: In total, 2441 households are affected by land acquisition for the widening of the road. Furthermore, 8 residential structures face demolition meaning that households will have to resettle. Out of all affected households, 378 households belong to families headed by single women without families. They ask for land compensation and reconstruction of their homes and businesses. They request for livelihood restoration prior to the demolition of their houses and vendor places.

AIIB interactions to date: Talk with World Bank Country director in October 2019 about resettlement issues.

Further information: AIIB Page


Last update: 31.12.2023


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