Regional: Subregional Economic Cooperation in South and Central Asia (SECSCA) II

Sovereign Project | 39222-012 Status: Closed

Summary

The TA goal is to accelerate expanded economic activities among the Central and South Asia Transport and Trade Forum (CSATTF countries. The objective of the TA is to institutionalize systematic approaches to improve transport and trade facilitation in the subregion.

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Project Name Subregional Economic Cooperation in South and Central Asia (SECSCA) II
Project Number 39222-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6299-REG: Subregional Economic Cooperation in South and Central Asia (SECSCA) II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 950,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA goal is to accelerate expanded economic activities among the Central and South Asia Transport and Trade Forum (CSATTF countries. The objective of the TA is to institutionalize systematic approaches to improve transport and trade facilitation in the subregion.

The TA scopes are (i) to develop strategy and action programs and (ii) to provide CSATTF members (including both public and private sectors) and ADB's development partners with joint consultation opportunities to address transport and trade facilitation issues int he subregion through working group meetings and seminars. The strategy and action programs include (i) assessment of economic activities and their implications for transport and trade in the region; (ii) a diagnostic review of (a) transport infrastructure and services along the two CSATTF corridors, (b) customs and transit systems (including border and customs-related facilities), (c) drug and human trafficking, money laundering, and HIV/AIDs, and (d) trade and investment; and (iii) capacity development programs on trade and transport facilitation in support of the strategy action plans.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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 AFG/AZE/KAZ/KGZ/MON/PAK/PRC/TAJ/TKM/UZB/Iran

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 Under the TA, five international consultants will be engaged for a total of 17 person-months. In addition, two domestic consultants, a Senior TA Advisor and a Senior Project Analyst, will be engaged for 24 months to support TA implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kruger, David J.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2005 to 25 Mar 2005
MRM -
Approval 03 Jan 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 01 Jul 2009

TA 6299-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Jan 2006 - 03 Jan 2006 31 Dec 2007 31 Oct 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 03 Jan 2006 809,827.84

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