The central province of Quang Tri has lured 21 ODA-funded projects which have been implemented on the East-West Economic Corridor during 2007-2013 period.

The projects, worth nearly 200 million USD, focused on urban development, water supply and wastewater treatment.

Additionally, the official development assistance (ODA) funding was also poured into an infrastructure system at the Lao Bao Special Economic and Commercial Zone, upgrading roads and setting up a tourist information centre.

The East-West Economic Corridor is an economic development programme aiming at promoting development and integration of four Southeast Asian countries, namely Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The economic corridor is created based on a road of 1,450 km linking the four countries. In Vietnam, the corridor crosses Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang city.-VNA