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Laos - Highway Improvement Project (English)

Ratings for the Highway Improvement Project for Laos are as follows: overall outcome of the project was rated satisfactory, and the performance of the Bank and the Borrower was also rated as satisfactory. Some of the lessons learned from the project are: a) careful attention must be paid to detailed engineering design and to realistic cost estimates; b) for an efficient and effective maintenance management system, the planning, budgeting implementation and evaluation must be integrated, and responsibilities clearly defined for Ministry of Communication, Transport, Post and Construction (MCTPC) headquarters and for regional offices, provincial and district level administrations; c) to increase the effectiveness of technical assistance assignments and the transfer of skills to local nationals, consultants should prepare and implement a Skill Transfer Action Plan, and the Government should assign appropriate counterpart staff at the beginning of the project and avoid turnover; and d) considering the local institutional constraints, the development of a modem and efficient maintenance organization will take much longer than normally anticipated, therefore expectations under any individual project must be realistic.

Details

  • Document Date

    1997/12/01

  • Document Type

    Implementation Completion and Results Report

  • Report Number

    17218

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Lao People's Democratic Republic,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/06/18

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Laos - Highway Improvement Project

  • Keywords

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Laos - Highway Improvement Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/316821468045550041/Laos-Highway-Improvement-Project