Thailand: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project

Sovereign Project | 41682-012

Summary

The Technical Assistance (TA) will undertake technical assessments to confirm that the proposed Project is economic and technical feasibility, and social and environmental acceptability.

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project
Project Number 41682-012
Country Thailand
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7070-THA: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
TA 7070-THA: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 120,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Technical Assistance (TA) will undertake technical assessments to confirm that the proposed Project is economic and technical feasibility, and social and environmental acceptability.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ADB?s Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program Update (RCSPU), 2007-2009, for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) notes that the ADB?s strategy for the GMS is based on four strategic pillars. These pillars provide the backbone of ADB's assistance toward enhancing connectivity, improving competitiveness, and engendering a greater sense of community in the GMS. The Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project (GMS HEP) will address improvements to transport infrastructure on the GMS East-West and Southern Corridors. To date ADB?s assistance to improve transport infrastructure on these corridors has been focused on Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. The GMS HEP Project will extend this program to sections of these corridors within Thailand. Thus the GMS HEP Project will support the first of the GMS-RSCPU pillars; this being strengthening connectivity and facilitating cross border movement and tourism. The Project will be included in the GMS Indicative Rolling Regional Cooperation Operations Business Plan (RCOBP), 2008-2010 and in the Country Partnership Strategy of Thailand 2007- 2011.
Impact Highway improvements completed for priority sections of the GMS East-West and Southern Corridors
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Project design agreed between the Government of Thailand and ADB for improvements to selected sections of the GMS East-West and Southern Corridors.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Technical assessments completed, including determining the economic and technical feasibility, and social and environmental acceptability, and required reports submitted for highway improvements completed for priority sections of the GMS East-West and Southern Corridors. On the East - West Corridor two sections are to be improved, these being Phitsanulok - Lom Sak (105 km) and Nakrai - A. Kamcha-e (39 km). On the Southern Corridor the Phanom Sarakham - Sa Kaew (73 km) section will be improved.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Thailand
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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants will be recruited with expertise in highway planning and project safeguards. Approximately 3 person-months of international experts and 6 person-months of national experts will be required.
Responsible ADB Officer Yasushi Tanaka
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of HighwaysPanja CooparatSi Ayudya Road Bangkok, 10400
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Dec 2007
Fact Finding 20 Feb 2008 to 21 Feb 2008
MRM -
Approval 28 Mar 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Feb 2008
Last PDS Update 23 May 2011

TA 7070-THA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Mar 2008 - 28 Mar 2008 30 Sep 2008 31 Mar 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
270,000.00 0.00 38,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 308,000.00 28 Mar 2008 247,578.34

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project (Routes 12 and 359) Resettlement Planning Documents Jun 2009
Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project Summary Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2009

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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