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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plus pedicaps and new parking and ways regulations will offer a modern transit service connecting major employment, education and recreation destinations through downtown Vientiane. BRT would provide improved access to the region’s most vital, most traveled and most congested corridor.

Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR, is a city with a population now approaching one million people and without a correct functioning public transport or parking management system is suffering congestion and pollution, and bad economical mobility solutions.

Rapidly worsening traffic congestion, with a range of associated negative impacts on the livability and appeal of the city for business, tourism and other activities.

That´s why it´s will be dramatically improved public transport, non-motorized transport (NMT) and parking management are essential requirements for Vientiane’s urban transportation system.

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to build a bus rapid transit system, and develop other transport solutions, to ease traffic in Vientiane, the country’s fast growing capital. Eptisa Servicios de Ingeniería, SL, will lead the team selected to support the MPWT – together with:

Construction of the project is expected to complete during 2020-2021

The Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project (VSUTP) seeks to deliver a tangible package of mobility components that will help transform Vientiane towards first being a city for people and not vehicles. The project will deliver the following five outputs:

  • A high-quality public transport system.
  • An effective parking management and enforcement system.
  • A comprehensive traffic management system with efficient intersection signaling.
  • Quality-of-life enhancements to public space and non-motorized transport facilities.
  • An institutional capacity to manage the sustainable urban transport system.