Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 11 Sep 2014

Project Name Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 46443-001
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Other urban services
Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Urban solid waste management
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8425Technical Assistance Special Fund1,500
Technical Assistance8425PRC Regional Coop. and Poverty Reduction Fund500
Counterpart 300
TOTAL US$ 2,300

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project (the Project) represents a new phase of the ongoing GMS corridor towns development initiative. This Project will be implemented in six to seven towns in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam during 2016 to 2020, including activities for institutional capacity building on the management of public investments, livelihood support, and developing climate resilience for small and medium towns. The participating GMS countries have requested expanded support for additional strategic towns (i.e. border towns, towns with special growth prospects like export processing zones and tourism) to strengthen regional integration. The focus on corridor town development is a development approach that will maximize the economic benefits of increased trade and traffic flows along the major transport corridors in the GMS with the expected positive impacts resulting from accelerated investments in strategically located towns and cities, and added value on economic growth through development oriented on green growth and climate resilience. The objective is to strengthen competitiveness of the GMS economic corridors through (i) environmental infrastructure (for instance water supply; waste water treatment; waste management; flood control; or urban roads); (ii) more efficient trade facilities (markets); and (iii) supply chain logistics services (for instance dry ports) in strategically located towns.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Jul 11
Consulting Services
To be determined.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Management Review Meeting
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies


Project Website
List of Project Documents