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Upgrading Lao PDR's major artery (阿拉伯语)

Before the project started, Road No. 13, the backbone of the road system in Lao PDR, was in serious need of improvement. Its gravel surface limited travel speeds to around 35 km per hour. Other provincial and district roads were also in a state of disrepair with road maintenance only rarely undertaken across the network. Project upgraded a 200-km section of Road 13 and introduced a periodic maintenance program using competitive bidding. It also set out to improve the Government’s capacity to better manage its national road assets.