Regional: Development Study of GMS Economic Corridors (formerly Greater Mekong Subregion: Development Study of the North-South Economic Corridor)

Sovereign Project | 39084-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Development Study of GMS Economic Corridors (formerly Greater Mekong Subregion: Development Study of the North-South Economic Corridor)
Project Number 39084-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6310-REG: Development Study of GMS Economic Corridors (formerly Greater Mekong Subregion: Development Study of the North-South Economic Corridor)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 6310-REG: Development Study of GMS Economic Corridors (formerly Greater Mekong Subregion: Development Study of the North-South Economic Corridor) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
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Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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Description of Outcome
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National Workshops on the Trade Flows and Logistics Studies were held in Beijing and Chiang Rai on 16-20 April 2007 and another National Workshop was held on 3-4 May 2007. The outcomes of these Workshops were subsequently discussed during the Regional Worskhop on 14-15 May 2007 in Bangkok The Logistics Development Study on the North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC) was completed and stock taking exercises of various initiatives related to the development of the NSEC to be used as inputs for the formulation of the overall development strategy of the NSEC have been initiated.

A major change in scope was approved on 7 July 2008 to cover the inclusion of the following activities: (i) conducting supporting studies on economic corridors; (ii) formulating updated strategies and action plans for the EWEC and SEC; (iii) assisting the establishment of the Economic Corridors Forum (ECF) and recommending ways to make the ECF complementary to and supportive of existing GMS institutional mechanisms; and (iv) supporting the holding of ECF meetings and other related events. To enable the implementation of the additional activities the completion date was extended by 27 months from September 2008 to December 2010.

The TA completion date was extended for a total of 39 months until 31 December 2010 to accommodate the implementation of new activities (i.e., expansion of country coverage, additional activities to include not only the North-South Economic Corridor, but also the East-West Economic Corridor, and the Southern Economic Corridor, and the establishment of the Economic Corridors Forum) as a result of a major change in scope approved on 7 July 2008.

The GMS Second Economic Corridors Forum (ECF-2) was held on September 2009 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia which directed efforts toward speeding up and enhancing the effectiveness of implementation of the CBTA and other transport and trade facilitation measures, particularly through the strengthening of the supporting institutional arrangements in individual countries, and of the subregional institutions for the purpose, as well as toward the close and active participation of all stakeholders, particularly the private sector and local authorities, in economic corridor development.

As a follow up to the second ECF, corridor-specific symposia were organized for the Southern and North South Economic Corridors, in Phnom Penh and Kunming respectively in 2011, whose recommendations were then endorsed by the third Economic Corridor Forum in Vientiane in June 2011.

Financial closure is in progress.

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 A total of 62 months of consultant services will be required comprising 12 months of international consultants' services involving intermittent inputs by 2 individual consultants (Team Leader / Regional Development Planner (7 months) and International Development Planner/Trade and Business Economist (5 months)) and a total of 50 months of domestic consultant services. The country studies that underpin this study will be undertaken by domestic consultants with technical advice from the international consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Pradeep Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 18 Sep 2005 to 22 Sep 2005
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 01 Oct 2012

TA 6310-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Mar 2006 - 20 Mar 2006 30 Sep 2007 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 20 Mar 2006 1,148,504.93

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