Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 28 Mar 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 and/or Subsector Classification Multisector
/ Multisector
Thematic Classification Capacity development
Economic growth
Regional cooperation and integration
Social development
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

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

Description

The proposed project preparatory technical assistance (TA) is required to establish the basis for the proposed investments and capacity building activities for the proposed project. Many corridor towns in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are finding that their existing infrastructure and public services cannot already cope with the increasing demands of the growing local population and development needs of emerging economic activities. As a result, these towns face severe environmental problems due to capacity constraints in providing adequate potable water supply, sanitation, drainage and flood control, and solid waste management services. This is further aggravated with the absence of land use planning and management regulatory frameworks causing haphazard development. As traffic and trade movement increases along the GMS corridors with the improved infrastructure linkages, there is therefore an urgent need to develop and/or upgrade public services in the small and medium towns along the corridors, and strengthen the capacities of these towns to manage future development in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.

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 Jun 28
Consulting Services
To be determined.
Procurement
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/46443-001/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding
Management Review Meeting
Approval 13 Aug 2013
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8425 13 Aug 2013 16 Jan 2014 16 Jan 2014 30 Jun 2016

Utilization

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
Technical Assistance 8425 2,000 2,000 0 2,000 0 2,000

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Rudolf Frauendorfer (rfrauendorfer@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/46443-001/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/46443-001/documents