Regional: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific (Cluster TA)

Sovereign Project | 45105-001

Summary

The proposed TA will be a cluster TA targeting the four key pillars for implementation of sustainable transport under the ADB Sustainable Transport Initiative-Operational Plan (STI-OP), namely: (i) urban transport, (ii) addressing climate change in transport, (iii) cross-border trade and logistics, and (iv) road safety and social sustainability. The TA will develop subprojects at the inter-regional, subregional, country and city levels. It will contribute towards building capacity among DMCs to develop and implement policies, programs and projects that will enhance the economic, social and environmental sustainability of transport infrastructure and transport services. Increased capacity among DMCs will enable ADB to better align its existing and future transport operations with the the three strategic agendas of Strategy 2020, which guide its work up to 2020- inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.

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Project Name Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific (Cluster TA)
Project Number 45105-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0009-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific (Cluster TA)
Climate Change Fund US$ 2.40 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
TA 0009-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific (Cluster TA) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
TA 0009-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific (Cluster TA) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 0009-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific (Cluster TA)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 0009-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific (Cluster TA)
Nordic Development Fund US$ 621,900.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The proposed TA will be a cluster TA targeting the four key pillars for implementation of sustainable transport under the ADB Sustainable Transport Initiative-Operational Plan (STI-OP), namely: (i) urban transport, (ii) addressing climate change in transport, (iii) cross-border trade and logistics, and (iv) road safety and social sustainability. The TA will develop subprojects at the inter-regional, subregional, country and city levels. It will contribute towards building capacity among DMCs to develop and implement policies, programs and projects that will enhance the economic, social and environmental sustainability of transport infrastructure and transport services. Increased capacity among DMCs will enable ADB to better align its existing and future transport operations with the the three strategic agendas of Strategy 2020, which guide its work up to 2020- inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. The need for better transport is common to each of these agendas.

Initially five subprojects are included in the cluster TA; additional subprojects, or topping up of initial subprojects may be proposed later under the priority pillars of the STI-OP. The initial subprojects identified are related to the pillars of urban transport, addressing climate change in transport, and social sustainability. Additional subprojects on the remaining pillars, cross-border transport and logistics as well as road safety will follow after the ongoing study by OREI on this topic has been finalized, the road safety action plan has been finalized and currently ongoing discussions with possible cofinanciers have defined joint activities on road safety. The initial subprojects also touch on several of the new types of sustainable transport operations identified in the STI-OP including intelligent transport systems as well as transport demand management and road pricing.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Establishment of trend towards enhanced sustainability of transport in participating developing member countries (DMCs) in the Asia and Pacific region
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased readiness of DMCs in the Asia and Pacific region to identify, develop and implement sustainable transport policies, programs and projects
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved knowledge base on sustainable transport

2. The development and testing of pilot concepts in key areas of sustainable transport

3. Supportive tools and guidelines to build DMC capacity and to operationalize sustainable transport

4. Concepts for new market mechanisms

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA was developed taking into account the views expressed by representatives of the Asian governments in the Bangkok Declaration on Sustainable transport (http://www.uncrd.or.jp/env/5th-regional-est-forum/doc/bangkok_declaration.pdf) which include 20 goals on sustainable transport for the year 2020. It is alsobased on the international consensus on climate change and road safety as expressed in the Cancun Agreements and the Decade of Action on Road Safety. The different subprojects were discussed in various consultations at regional and antional level inlcuding the 2010 ADB Transport Forum.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting inputs will be required from both firms and individuals to be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time). Given that this is a cluster TA, consultant selection will apply different methods depending on the size and nature of the contracts. The TA will require national consulting inputs of between 124-186 person-months, and international consulting inputs of between 264-264-330 person-months.
Responsible ADB Officer Lloyd Wright
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDAS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Aug 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 02 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Oct 2011

TA 0009-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,898,000.00 2,621,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7,519,900.00 - 0.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2011

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