Thailand: Thailand Intercity Motorway Project

Sovereign Project | 45297-002

Summary

The S-PATA impact will result in attracting private sector participation in motorway financing and development and the outcome will be a suitably designed financing modality for the BNK Motorway project.

The S-PATA will help government determine the most appropriate financing modality for motorway development. To achieve this, the S-PATA will undertake an option analysis, determine a viable payment mechanism, conduct an affordability analysis and prepare a risk matrix to establish a business case for adopting PPP. To assess whether the private sector is willing and able to undertake the PPP, the S-PATA will explore potential funding sources will include financial and commercial viability appraisals. Through the proposed S-PATA, ADB will provide value addition by promoting greater private sector participation in infrastructure development which is consistent with ADB's strategic development partnership with Thailand.

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Project Name Thailand Intercity Motorway Project
Project Number 45297-002
Country Thailand
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8219-THA: Thailand Intercity Motorway Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The S-PATA impact will result in attracting private sector participation in motorway financing and development and the outcome will be a suitably designed financing modality for the BNK Motorway project.

The S-PATA will help government determine the most appropriate financing modality for motorway development. To achieve this, the S-PATA will undertake an option analysis, determine a viable payment mechanism, conduct an affordability analysis and prepare a risk matrix to establish a business case for adopting PPP. To assess whether the private sector is willing and able to undertake the PPP, the S-PATA will explore potential funding sources will include financial and commercial viability appraisals. Through the proposed S-PATA, ADB will provide value addition by promoting greater private sector participation in infrastructure development which is consistent with ADB's strategic development partnership with Thailand.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Thailand's experience of attracting private sector participation in transport infrastructure development through PPP has been problematic, especially in the road subsector. In addition to the outdated PPSU Act, inadequate capacity in implementing agencies to identify, prepare and implement PPPs for motorway network development is the primary source of the problem. ADB's Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map (ASR) identifies motorway network expansion using PPPs to be a key area of ADB's support. The Department of Highways (DOH) has prepared a motorway network expansion program. The Bang Yai - Nakhon Pathom - Kanchanaburi intercity motorway (BNK Motorway) is the priority link for development and implementation under the program. The use of PPP modality to structure the project is in line with the government's policy and strategy in the transport sector, the key components of which include the continuing development of the infrastructure and logistics system by seeking support from the private sector through PPPs.

The government has therefore requested ADB to formulate a technical assistance to define the scope for private sector participation in the BNK Motorway. In response to the government's request, this S-PATA is to assess private sector participation in the BNK Motorway. This S-PATA will build on other assistance being provided by ADB, maximizing the benefits of ADB's transport sector assistance in Thailand.

Impact Greater private sector participation in motorway financing and development
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Suitably designed PPP modality for BNK Motorway
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Update of PPP feasibility for BNK Motorway
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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will select and engage a consulting firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants 2010, as amended from time to time. The consultant recruitment will follow Consultants' Qualification Selection (CQS) method through a lump sum contract.
Responsible ADB Officer Kang Hang Leung
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinancePublic Debt Management Office (PDMO)
Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400
Thailand
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Nov 2012
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 20 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Sep 2013

TA 8219-THA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Nov 2012 - 20 Nov 2012 31 Dec 2013 30 Sep 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 20 Nov 2012 222,537.00

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