Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project

Sovereign Project | 40253-012 Status: Active


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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project
Project Number 40253-012
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7459-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 7459-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 7459-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project
GEF-Special Climate Change Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design For the additional financing, consultations have been extensive with a wide range of civil society organizations, communities, government and academic institutions in the three countries.
During Project Implementation For the original project, consultations with stakeholders, including communities, NGOs, EAs, IAs and local governments are ongoing.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Consultants will be engaged on an individual basis for the following reasons (i) it is a regional PPTA covering three countries and the kind of expertise/country experience required is unlikely to be available with a single firm; (ii) individual recruitment will allow PPTA to tap into the international and national consultant pool generated by RETA6289 BCI activities which PPTA is proposing to scale up. This consultant pool brings with it both technical and operational expertise and experience which is of direct relevance to efficient and effective PPTA implementation; (iii) there is a fixed budget for the PPTA averaging about $330,000 per country, and recruitment of a firm is not going to be cost effective. Moreover, the existing GMS Environment Operations Center (EOC) information/knowledge and consultant network created during the BCI pilot phase provides the best pool from which to recruit consultants, which a firm is unlikely to be able to bring in.

To prepare for the additional financing, two firms were engaged for the project in Lao and Cambodia. In Viet Nam, individual consultants were recruited because of the limited funding and fewer positions.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Thuy Trang Dang
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 11 Sep 2009
Fact Finding 14 Sep 2009 to 22 Sep 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 01 Oct 2014

TA 7459-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2009 - 17 Dec 2009 30 Nov 2010 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,250,000.00 17 Dec 2009 2,092,498.38

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