Project Name Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Project Number 46443-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8425-REG: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund US$ 385,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services To be determined.
Responsible ADB Officer Rudolf Frauendorfer
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Dept of Housing and Urban Planning, Lao
PDR, Lane-Xang Ave., Vientiane Lao PDR
P.O. Box 206
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
1st Floor West Building,
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Bac Giang Provincial People's Committee
Bac Giang, Viet Nam
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 13 Aug 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2013

TA 8425-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Aug 2013 16 Jan 2014 16 Jan 2014 30 Jun 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 13 Aug 2013 1,424,619.41

This project data sheet was generated from on 13 October 2015