51048-001: Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit South Purple Line Project | Asian Development Bank

Thailand: Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit South Purple Line Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51048-001 Status: Active

The ensuing project will improve urban transport system in Bangkok, Thailand for efficient and safe movements of people. It will contribute to the achievement of the

government's goal of supporting sustainable and inclusive growth. The project will be aligned with the following impact: access to social and economic opportunities in support of inclusive economic growth enhanced under the twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plan.

The outcome of the project will be urban transport system in Bangkok improved. The outputs of the project will be (i) Bangkok mass rapid transit (MRT) South Purple Line constructed

and operational, and (ii) capacity in implementing and managing urban rail MRT system strengthened.

The total estimated cost of the project is $3,000 million, including physical and price contingencies, and local taxes and duties. The proposed ADB financing modality is a project

Project Details

Project Officer
Leung, Kang Hang Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Thailand
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit South Purple Line Project
Project Number 51048-001
Country Thailand
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9394-THA: Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit South Purple Line Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The ensuing project will improve urban transport system in Bangkok, Thailand for efficient and safe movements of people. It will contribute to the achievement of the

government's goal of supporting sustainable and inclusive growth. The project will be aligned with the following impact: access to social and economic opportunities in support of inclusive economic growth enhanced under the twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plan.

The outcome of the project will be urban transport system in Bangkok improved. The outputs of the project will be (i) Bangkok mass rapid transit (MRT) South Purple Line constructed

and operational, and (ii) capacity in implementing and managing urban rail MRT system strengthened.

The total estimated cost of the project is $3,000 million, including physical and price contingencies, and local taxes and duties. The proposed ADB financing modality is a project

loan of $240 million from ordinary capital resources to finance the advance payments of all the civil works contracts and consulting services. The government will fund the remaining balance of civil work and consulting services. The government financing will also cover resettlement and incremental administration. Both the ensuing loan and this transaction TA are included in the ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2017-2019 for Thailand.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The transaction TA (TRTA) will enhance readiness for the ensuing project. To satisfy ADB's due diligence requirements, the depth and coverage of technical, financial, and economic analyses will be verified, reviewed, updated, strengthened, and presented in the prescribed format. Supplementary analyses on social and environmental safeguards also need to be prepared to comply with ADB requirements. The TRTA resources will be used to prepare these analyses and documentation to be considered by ADB Board. In addition, the TRTA will strengthen capacity for sound implementation and management of urban rail MRT system, including the ensuing project, in future years.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bangkok
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

The TRTA will require approximately 36 person-months (PMs) of

international consultants and 18 PMs of national consultants' inputs. These consultants will be

recruited individually. Output based contracts will be maximized to extent possible to achieve

administrative efficiency. For project due diligence where feasibility study is already prepared by

the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) following government internal

requirements, hiring individual consultants with short duration is more appropriate for quick

mobilization of consulting services, and more cost-effective than firms. The consultants will

procure goods, mainly in the form of software for use in transport demand modelling. Resource

person contracts (maximum 2 PM) will be reserved to allow inputs from highly specialized

experts with hand-on experience in rail management and operations, particularly to support

capacity strengthening in managing rail operations and preparation of the MRT and multimodal

transport network integration plan. ADB will recruit the consultants in accordance with ADB's

Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of

Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Leung, Kang Hang
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Mass Rapid Transit Authority
175 Rama IX Rd., HuayKhwang, Bangkok
10310
Public Debt Management Office
Ministry of Finance
Rama VI, Samsen Nai Pyathai
Bangkok 10400
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Jun 2017
Fact Finding 01 Aug 2017 to 07 Aug 2017
MRM -
Approval 29 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Oct 2017

TA 9394-THA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2017 23 Oct 2017 23 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 29 Sep 2017 0.00

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