Regional: Regional Transport Development in South Asia

Sovereign Project | 44235-012

Summary

To prioritize and prepare projects for improving regional connectivity to promote regional cooperation and integration.

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Regional Transport Development in South Asia Oct 2010

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Project Name Regional Transport Development in South Asia
Project Number 44235-012
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7650-REG: Regional Transport Development in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.10 million
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 900,000.00
TA 7650-REG: Regional Transport Development in South Asia
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 7650-REG: Regional Transport Development in South Asia (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Air transport - Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Water transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description To prioritize and prepare projects for improving regional connectivity to promote regional cooperation and integration.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The current RCSP for South Asia aims at helping the region realize its full economic and social development potential including enabling South Asia to integrate its cooperation initiatives with the neighboring regions.
Impact Promoted regional cooperation and integration among South Asian countries
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Investments of transport projects for subregional connectivity in South Asian countried promoted
Progress Toward Outcome Priority projects have been identified to be processed for ADB financing based on demand and timing, and proposed in SASEC Trade Facilitation and Transport Working Group Meetings.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(1) Regional transport sector study producing regional transport master plan

(2) Pre-feasibility studies for high priority regional projects

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1) - Missions and field visits were made to several transport border facilities in the four countries involved in the Study to gather information from Government officials and impacted community representatives and to investigate and better understand the regional transport issues facing transit transport traffic crossing the borders of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal with India. Assessment missions were conducted by consultants for environment, social, engineering, transport logistics, customs, and trade.

- Regional traffic survey and infrastructure inventory survey are ongoing.

2) -The list of high-priority projects (HPPs) has been finalized after discussions with ADB on December 2011 in Delhi. The list of HPP has been divided into urgent priority projects (in particular Panitaki (IND), Burimari (BAN) and Benapole (BAN) and less urgent projects, as identified by ADB.

-Feasibility study was submitted for Benapole and Burimari Land Ports in May 2012, which were included in the SASEC Road Connectivity Project in Bangladesh (Loan 2949-BAN) approved in November 2012.

-The study on LCS in India resulted in the funding by the Government of India for Panitanki and Jaigaon (at Bolanchopati) LCS.

-A full feasibility study for Bhutan resulted in a part of ADB financing under SASEC Road Connectivity Project in Bhutan approved on 31 July 2014 (Loan 3149-BHU/Grant 0400-BHU).

-A prefeasibility study for the better traffic management in Imphal, Manipur. Manipur PWD intends to use the study outputs for enhancing the impact of the improvement of 34 km city ring road being financed under SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1 (Loan 3118).

Geographical Location Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA was based on past efforts in identifying regional transport projects among South Asian countries such as the SRMTS and BTILS. The TA will assist participating countries in prioritizing and preparing transport projects which form part of regional transport corridors and networks identified in earlier regional studies.
During Project Implementation A steering committee (or SASEC Transport Working Group) comprising senior officials of transport ministries/agencies from participating countries, will be responsible for supervising the TA activities in their respective countries and for ensuring effective coordination with ADB in the TA implementation. Each country will designate a focal agency to (i) liaise with relevant government agencies to collect information and other inputs for the TA, (ii) make the necessary arrangements for the conduct of a national consultative workshop, and (iii) provide office facilities and support staff for the TA.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

To be carried out by a firm of consultants comprising experts on transport planning, logistics and supply chain management, trade economics, traffic engineer-cum-economist, engineering in transport infrastructure, customs, environment, social development and resettlement.

Total inputs required: 39 international person-months and 48 national person-months

Responsible ADB Officer Tsuneyuki Sakai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankHiroaki Yamaguchihyamaguchi@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Jun 2010
Fact Finding 23 Aug 2010 to 09 Sep 2010
MRM -
Approval 16 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 7650-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2010 - 16 Nov 2010 30 Sep 2012 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,450,000.00 16 Nov 2010 1,694,621.66
Title Document Type Document Date
Regional Transport Development in South Asia Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2010

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