Greater Mekong Subregion Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

Date: October 2012
Document Type: Reports and Recommendations of the President
Project Number: 42179-013

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This document provides the report and recommendation of the president (RRP) for (i) a proposed loan to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and (ii) a proposed grant to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention Project. The report also describes proposed administration of technical assistance to be provided by the Cooperation Fund for Fighting HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific for Regional Capacity Development for Strengthened HIV Response. The RRP describes the terms and conditions for the project, for the approval of the Board of Directors of ADB.

The project will support the governments of the Lao PDR and Viet Nam to strengthen the regional HIV response by addressing current gaps in effectively reaching high-risk and vulnerable populations in border areas along economic corridors in the GMS. The aim is to develop national and regional capacity to mitigate HIV risks and vulnerability resulting from increased mobility, migration and rapid economic development in the region. The project will further enhance regional HIV response capacity, including strengthening regional cooperation and targeted interventions for migrants and mobile populations in cross-border areas.