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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 27 Mar 2014

Project Name Formulation of the Northeast Asia Logistics Information-Sharing Network Development Program and Organizational Mechanism
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 47067-001
Status Approved
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Transport Management and Policies
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8482Technical Assistance Special Fund400
Counterpart 100
TOTAL US$ 500

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
The consultants will hold regular workshops to present findings and recommendations, and solicit feedback from key stakeholders.
During Project Implementation
Consultation and participation strategy will continue during implementation.

Description

The TA will assist the development and adoption of a new NEAL-NET logistics information-sharing standard. This new standard is expected to build upon existing standards and be optimally suited for all three countries to adopt and implement in their maritime ports. The TA will facilitiate and assist the three countries to reach agreement on this common standard. It will also help the NEAL-NET secretariat prepare a development strategy that includes a roadmap for expanding the international logistics information platform to include different transport modes from maritime transport to land, railway and air transport. It will also recommend ways to enhance better inter-governmental cooperation among the NEAL-NET countries and with other geographical regions such as EU, ASEAN and other regions.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed TA is consistent with the directions in the PRC's 12th five year plan (2011-2015) and is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy which seeks to develop the logistics sector. The proposed TA will support the government to define the development strategy of logistics information sharing service and research international logistics information technology and platform. The TA is also closely aligned with ADB's Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan which emphasizes the need to develop high quality logistics information and environmentally sustainable and inclusive growth.

Development Impact

Improved logistics services in Northeast Asia

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Development of logistics information-sharing services
Progress Towards Outcome
To be assessed during project implementation.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Report and recommendations on a common logistics information-sharing standard 2. Recommendations on a development strategy for NEAL-NET
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Consultants recruitment is ongoing. Inception workshop planned in May 2014.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Sep 02
Consulting Services
The TA will require about 8 person-months of international and about 12 person-months of national consulting services to carry out the terms of reference. A team of international and national consultants will be engaged by ADB through a consulting firm and individual consultants, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) on the basis of quality of the proposal (90% and the cost services (10%) to be provided.
Procurement
Procurement, if any, will follow the ADB Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/47067-001/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 24 Jun 2013
Fact-finding 03 Sep 2013 to 06 Sep 2013
Management Review Meeting
Approval 13 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8482 13 Oct 2013 06 Nov 2013 06 Nov 2013 31 Dec 2015

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 8482 400 400 0 400 0 400

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Sharad Saxena (ssaxena@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/47067-001/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/47067-001/documents