Regional: Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Sovereign Project | 39025-012 Status: Closed

Summary

The goal of the technical assistance (TA) is to promote sustainable and equitable development in the GMS region. The purpose is to enhance the development potential, performance and impact of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program.

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Project Name Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Number 39025-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6289-REG: Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.22 million
Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 550,000.00
A.T.F. - Swedish T.A. Grant US$ 10.00 million
Netherlands Fund (with LoA) US$ 13.20 million
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 6289-REG: Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Netherlands Fund (with LoA) US$ 800,000.00
Finland (w/ LoA) US$ 4.90 million
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 6289-REG: Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Supplementary)
A.T.F. - Swedish T.A. Grant US$ 1.09 million
TA 6289-REG: Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 60,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The goal of the technical assistance (TA) is to promote sustainable and equitable development in the GMS region. The purpose is to enhance the development potential, performance and impact of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The RETA supports the long-term strategy towards regional cooperation and integration by strengthening sustainable management of natural resources in the GMS as a means to achieving greater economic growth.
Impact Prosperity in the Greater Mekong Subregion, based on equity and sustainable development

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Sound environmental management systems and operation capacity for enhancing the development potential, performance, and impact of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program

Phase I (2006-2008) Updated and upgraded GMS hydropower, roads, and tourism strategies that are environmentally sound and economically efficient, and effective implementation of sustainable management plans for five biodiversity conservation corridors

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Economic corridors and sector environmental assessments

Biodiversity conservation

Environmental performance assessments (EPAs) institutionalized and integrated, and sustainable development planning initiated

Regional environmental management capacity development and institutionalization

Program development, delivery, and sustainable financing

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, PR China (Yunnan and Guangxi), Thailand

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 Project will require 256 person-months (pm) of international consultants, 144 pm of national consultants, and 180 pm of GMS country specialists seconded to the Environment Operations Center. The international consultants will be engaged individually by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for the Use of Consultants and Its Borrowers, and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB. The services of the following consultants will be required (i) Chief of Operations who will be responsible for overall implementation of the Project; (ii) Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative unit leader; and (iii) environmental performance assessment unit leader; (iv) Program Development and Management Specialist; (v) Biodiversity Corridors Specialist; (vi) Program and Portfolio Specialist; (vii) Outreach Specialist; (viii) Financial Accounting and Management Specialist; (ix) Information and Knowledge Management Specialist; (x) GIS Specialist; and (xi) Project Implementation Analyst.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Sanath Ranawana
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Javed Hussain Mir
[email protected]
TRM

Timetable

Concept Clearance 15 Dec 2015
Fact Finding 06 Sep 2005 to 07 Sep 2005
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 15 Sep 2010

TA 6289-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2005 - 16 Dec 2005 31 Dec 2008 31 Jan 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,680,000.00 31,036,080.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 34,316,080.00 16 Dec 2005 28,694,680.79

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