Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion: Climate Resilience in Cities

Sovereign Project | 46252-001 Status: Closed

Summary

The proposed TA will assist cities in the GMS to develop the tools and processes necessary to adapt to climate change. The targeted beneficiary cities are as follows: Cambodia Battambang (and Phnom Penh); Lao PDR Kaysone Phomvihane (and Vientiane); Viet Nam Dong Ha (and Da Nang), located on the Southern and the East-West Economic Corridors and beneficiaries of the GMS Corridor Towns Development Project. The cities covered are inland located and flood prone; or flood prone coastal cities. The cities are situated in risk areas, and represent cases for which simple measures can be piloted. Moreover, the three towns are located in geographic locations that more or less represent the different physical characteristics of secondary and small towns in the GMS: Battambang, located in a defined watershed area being part of the Tonle Sap Basin; Kaysone Phomvihane, located at the Mekong River channel; and Dong Ha, located adjacent to a coastline.

Latest Project Documents

Title Date
Climate Resilience in Cities Oct 2012

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion: Climate Resilience in Cities
Project Number 46252-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8186-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion: Climate Resilience in Cities
Nordic Development Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The proposed TA will assist cities in the GMS to develop the tools and processes necessary to adapt to climate change. The targeted beneficiary cities are as follows: Cambodia Battambang (and Phnom Penh); Lao PDR Kaysone Phomvihane (and Vientiane); Viet Nam Dong Ha (and Da Nang), located on the Southern and the East-West Economic Corridors and beneficiaries of the GMS Corridor Towns Development Project. The cities covered are inland located and flood prone; or flood prone coastal cities. The cities are situated in risk areas, and represent cases for which simple measures can be piloted. Moreover, the three towns are located in geographic locations that more or less represent the different physical characteristics of secondary and small towns in the GMS: Battambang, located in a defined watershed area being part of the Tonle Sap Basin; Kaysone Phomvihane, located at the Mekong River channel; and Dong Ha, located adjacent to a coastline.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed regional capacity development technical assistance (TA) was conceptualized in response to DMCs' request for support, as articulated in their discussions with SERD from time to time during networking workshops in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), for developing technical and policy guidance on climate resilience of cities, including capacity development.
Impact Improved socially inclusive climate-resilient development of urban infrastructure

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Enhanced understanding of climate change impacts and adaptation options by key stakeholders in GMS cities
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Knowledge-sharing workshops and policy dialogue

2. Development of a handbook for resilient cities in the GMS

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 Workshops will be conducted to share project outsputs with stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require the services of a consulting firm, with a team of experts with experience and track record in climate technology policy formulation, urban development, and project management. The hiring of consultants shall be done using the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection method in compliance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (2010, amended from time to time). A consulting firm (international-national consortium) will be hired to provide administrative and technical support during project implementation and will be recruited using Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method with a technical and financial ratio of 80:20. A Regional Development Specialist to be based in ADB HQ shall be recruited through Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) and will provide technical and administrative support to the project. Disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The consulting firm will be selected through quality-and cost-based Selection (QCBS) method of procurement.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Javier Coloma Brotons
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 30 May 2012
Fact Finding 17 Oct 2011 to 24 Oct 2011
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Dec 2013

TA 8186-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2012 - 04 Oct 2012 31 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 04 Oct 2012 549,708.84
Title Document Type Document Date
Climate Resilience in Cities Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2012

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