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Pakse urban environment improvement project [NDF C5]

22.11.2010
NDF will finance a Pre-Feasibility Study for Pakse municipality, situated by the Mekong River in Laos, which will cover issues related to climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as general environmental improvements.

Laos
Pakse urban environment improvement project
Ref: NDF C5

EUR 415,000
Project period: 2009–2010
Partner Agency: Asian Development Bank
Project completed in March 2010. Actual disbursed amount EUR 298,099.15.

Objectives

NDF will finance a Pre-Feasibility Study for Pakse municipality, situated by the Mekong River in Laos. The study will cover issues related to climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as general environmental improvements. The Government of Laos has chosen Pakse as a model town for the ASEAN Green Cities programme and the plan is to replicate the process, if successful, in other towns. The single most important climate change adaption intervention will be to protect Pakse against floods. The Pre-Feasibility Study will subsequently lead to an investment project to be financed by the Asian Development Bank and other financiers.

Financing

The NDF grant of  EUR 415,000 will cover all costs for the Pre-Feasibility Study. The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), which is an Asian wide regional initiative, will coordinate the implementation of the study.

NDF Contact

Regional Manager Björn Möller
Telephone +358 10 618 002

 

More information
C5 NDF Closing report