IRAP Laos Issue Paper 3, Rural Road Planning, Recommendations of Improving the Rural Road Network in Lao PDR.

This issue paper is intended to assist persons involved in rural road planning both in Lao PDR and elsewhere. It draws together the main steps in the rural road planning process as being developed in Lao PDR as an integral part of the Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning (IRAP) procedures. The aim of this issue paper is to eventually develop a more complete planning system for rural road improvements and maintenance in Lao PDR and to solicit advice on appropriate procedures for rural road planning in general.