Thailand: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project
The Technical Assistance (TA) will undertake technical assessments to confirm that the proposed Project is economic and technical feasibility, and social and environmental acceptability.
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|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project|
|Country / Economy||Thailand
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The Technical Assistance (TA) will undertake technical assessments to confirm that the proposed Project is economic and technical feasibility, and social and environmental acceptability.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The ADB?s Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program Update (RCSPU), 2007-2009, for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) notes that the ADB?s strategy for the GMS is based on four strategic pillars. These pillars provide the backbone of ADB's assistance toward enhancing connectivity, improving competitiveness, and engendering a greater sense of community in the GMS. The Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project (GMS HEP) will address improvements to transport infrastructure on the GMS East-West and Southern Corridors. To date ADB?s assistance to improve transport infrastructure on these corridors has been focused on Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. The GMS HEP Project will extend this program to sections of these corridors within Thailand. Thus the GMS HEP Project will support the first of the GMS-RSCPU pillars; this being strengthening connectivity and facilitating cross border movement and tourism. The Project will be included in the GMS Indicative Rolling Regional Cooperation Operations Business Plan (RCOBP), 2008-2010 and in the Country Partnership Strategy of Thailand 2007- 2011.|
|Impact||Highway improvements completed for priority sections of the GMS East-West and Southern Corridors|
|Description of Outcome||Project design agreed between the Government of Thailand and ADB for improvements to selected sections of the GMS East-West and Southern Corridors.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||Technical assessments completed, including determining the economic and technical feasibility, and social and environmental acceptability, and required reports submitted for highway improvements completed for priority sections of the GMS East-West and Southern Corridors. On the East - West Corridor two sections are to be improved, these being Phitsanulok - Lom Sak (105 km) and Nakrai - A. Kamcha-e (39 km). On the Southern Corridor the Phanom Sarakham - Sa Kaew (73 km) section will be improved.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Individual consultants will be recruited with expertise in highway planning and project safeguards. Approximately 3 person-months of international experts and 6 person-months of national experts will be required.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tanaka, Yasushi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Infrastructure Division, SERD|
Department of Highways
Mr. Wanchai Parkluck, Deputy Director General
Ministry of Transport and Communications Rama VI Road, Khet Ratchthevee Bangkok 10400, Thailand Department of Highways
Si Ayudya Road Bangkok, 10400
|Concept Clearance||19 Dec 2007|
|Fact Finding||20 Feb 2008 to 21 Feb 2008|
|Approval||28 Mar 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||14 Feb 2008|
|Last PDS Update||23 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Mar 2008||-||28 Mar 2008||30 Sep 2008||31 Mar 2011||09 Jun 2011|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|270,000.00||0.00||38,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||308,000.00||17 Jun 2022||247,578.34|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project (Routes 12 and 359)||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2009|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Expansion Project||Summary Initial Environmental Examination||Feb 2009|
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