The South East Asia Community Access Programme 17 (SEACAP 17) aimed to identify cost-effective, community orientated approaches for improving year-round access to remote rural areas through a low-cost approach using local resources in Lao PDR. In 2007, trial pavement sections, constructed from concrete, bituminous seals, stone and gravel were constructed on seven low volume rural roads. In 2012, AFCAP funded a monitoring performance of these trial sections so that the information could be used to supplement knowledge from similar projects in Africa, particularly AFCAP projects in Tanzania. This report outlines the main findings from the Lao monitoring process and makes some recommendations on pavement choice for low volume roads for use in future projects.
Roughton International. Monitoring Programme in Lao PDR (SEACAP 17): Monitoring Report. (2013) 670 pp.