EPTISA, as the leader of the Consortium formed by Getinsa and BRT Plan, will implement the Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project (VSUTP) in Laos financed by the European Investment Bank and co-financed by the Asian Development Bank, which aims to improve the quality of life for the people in Vientiane by improving its access and mobility within the city.
This is the biggest project for EPTISA in Southeast Asia, whose scope includes all phases of the project cycle; project management, communications and marketing; development of the business, institutional and operational framework as well as the engineering design and construction supervision of the designed infrastructure.
The main project outcomes are:
1) the creation of a sustainable transport management agency
2) the estabilshment of a Bus Rapid Transit System
3) the improvement of the existing traffic management capacities
4) the creation of a parking management system and a national vehicle registration system
5) the inclusion of non-motorized transport as a priority in the city’s mobility plan, improving accessibility through investment in pedestrian and cycling facilities as well as introducing modernized pedicab vehicles
VSUTP aims to improve the quality, speed, and affordability of public transport services, increase its use and divert demand from private motorized vehicles. The new public transport system will be designed in a way that it provides integration with the existing services to maximize route coverage and foster efficient and inter-modal mobility.
Ultimately the project’s impact will be the development of the Vientiane city core area in an environmentally sustainable and pedestrian-friendly manner that will enhance the city’s economic development and overall quality of life of its citicens.
This is an important milestone to consolidate EPTISA’s presence in the urban transport sector in the region along with and a step forward in our comittment to develop Lao PDR’s urban infrastructure to encourage a sustainable, inclusive and equal social and economic development.