Thailand: Supporting Railway Sector Reform

Sovereign Project | 46246-001

Summary

The TA will support the restructuring of the country's railway sector, including the State Railway of Thailand (SRT). The TA will (i) define the targets for railway reform, (ii) review previous restructuring studies, (iii) prepare an outline restructuring program for the Thailand railway sector; (iv) define a sector loan policy matrix and (v) collect necessary background and analytical information to prepare a program loan.

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Project Name Supporting Railway Sector Reform
Project Number 46246-001
Country Thailand
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8078-THA: Supporting Railway Sector Reform
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will support the restructuring of the country's railway sector, including the State Railway of Thailand (SRT). The TA will (i) define the targets for railway reform, (ii) review previous restructuring studies, (iii) prepare an outline restructuring program for the Thailand railway sector; (iv) define a sector loan policy matrix and (v) collect necessary background and analytical information to prepare a program loan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Railway system in Thailand is operated efficiently
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An outline restructuring program is endorsed by the Government
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A Policy Matrix on the restructuring plan is prepared

Implementation plan for the restructuring program is prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Final Workshop was held on 8 February 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Final Report submitted to ADB on 15 February 2013.
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 All four individual consultants are recruited.
Responsible ADB Officer James Leather
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 Jul 2012
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2012 to 02 Aug 2012
MRM -
Approval 18 May 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2013

TA 8078-THA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 May 2012 - 18 May 2012 30 Nov 2012 31 Mar 2013 -
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 18 May 2012 171,910.71

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