Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion: Preparing the Corridor Towns Development Project

Sovereign Project | 43319-032

Summary

The project preparatory TA is required to establish the basis for the proposed investments and capacity development activities. It is designed to facilitate the transformation of the GMS transport corridors into fully fledged economic corridors through priority infrastructure investments and capacity building support in selected corridor towns (including border towns).

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion: Preparing the Corridor Towns Development Project
Project Number 43319-032
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7644-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion: Corridor Towns Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 1.20 million
TA 7644-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion: Corridor Towns Development (Supplementary)
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 600,000.00
TA 7644-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion: Corridor Towns Development (2nd Supplementary)
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund-UFPF Multi US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project preparatory TA is required to establish the basis for the proposed investments and capacity development activities. It is designed to facilitate the transformation of the GMS transport corridors into fully fledged economic corridors through priority infrastructure investments and capacity building support in selected corridor towns (including border towns).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The regional cooperation strategy and program (RCSP) for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) (2010-2012) aims to help achieve the GMS vision of a prosperous, integrated, and harmonious subregion through the pursuit of four strategic pillars, namely: (i) strengthening connectivity and facilitating cross-border movement and tourism; (ii) integrating national markets to promote economic efficiency and private sector development; (iii) addressing health and other social, economic, and capacity building issues; and (iv) managing the environment and shared natural resources to help ensure sustainable development and conservation of natural resources. The proposed assistance is consistent with the strategic pillars of the current RCSP, specifically with regards to improving health and poverty levels, and mitigating environmental degradation. Poverty in the GMS is still substantial 9% in Vietnam, 27% in Laos PDR, and 34% in Cambodia. The project will contribute to the implementation of ADB's Country Strategies and Programs (CSPs) in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, and ADB's Strategy 2020 (2008) for regional cooperation and integration, and to accelerate Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic integration which covers five areas: (i) develop investment projects, including infrastructure to support transport networks, trade logistics, and modernization of agriculture; (ii) enhance support for community-based ecotourism development; (iii) hasten implementation of projects that advance the environment management and climate change agenda; (v) strengthen relationships with local governments and the private sector; and (vi) intensify capacity development.
Impact Corridor towns have adequate urban infrastructure and services.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Agreed design of the resulting project.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strategic local economic development plans formulated.

2. Priority infrastructure investments in urban environmental infrastructure and economic infrastructure prepared.

3. Institutional capacity development plans prepared.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location 10 towns located along the EWEC and SEC include 5 border towns and 5 corridor towns. There are 4 towns from Cambodia, 3 from Lao PDR and 3 from Viet Nam.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Final Reports submitted and presented to all stakeholders in each country.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA for the preparation of the GMS CTDP will require about 130 person-months of consulting services, consisting of 30 person-months of international services and 100 person-months of national services, with the following expertise: international: urban management specialist, finance and procurement specialist, social safeguards and resettlement specialist, environmental safeguards specialist, capacity development specialist; national: water and sanitation engineers, social preparation and community development specialists, town planners, flood control adn drainage engineers, institutional development and procurement specialist, financial analysts, environmental specialists, resettlement speicalist, solid waste specialits, geographic information specialists. Consulting firms will be engaged using quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality cost ratio of 80:20.
Responsible ADB Officer Rudolf Frauendorfer
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Aug 2009
Fact Finding 24 Aug 2009 to 07 Sep 2009
MRM -
Approval 12 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Aug 2009
Last PDS Update 04 Dec 2013

TA 7644-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Nov 2010 18 Mar 2011 18 Mar 2011 31 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 900,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,200,000.00 12 Nov 2010 2,805,857.94
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Corridor Towns Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2010

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