Regional : Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion

Sovereign Project | 42518-024

The TA is in direct response to the GMS member governments' request for ADB assistant to review the rail links and provide advice on suitable financial and investment opportunities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Number
42518-024
Country / Economy
  • Regional
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9123-REG: Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion
Source Amount
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Partnerships
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport /

Gender
No gender elements
Description
The TA is in direct response to the GMS member governments' request for ADB assistant to review the rail links and provide advice on suitable financial and investment opportunities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
To realize a regional rail network, completion of the missing rail links is the most urgent need. To meet this objective, the GMS countries have identified and agreed upon nine priority rail links that, when completed, would provide greater railway connectivity in the GMS.
Impact

The impact of the R-PATA will be greater railway connectivity in the GMS; the project is aligned with the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program Strategic Framework (20122022).

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Suitable investment program prepared for viable missing rail links

Progress Toward Outcome
Suitable investment program prepared for viable missing rail links have been completed.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Viability studies prepared for the nine rail links

Criteria prepared to assess and prioritize financing options for viable rail links

Preparation of potential financing modalities for viable rail links prepared

Network impact scenarios developed for alternate regional rail development.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Viability studies prepared for the nine rail links - completed

2. Criteria prepared to assess and prioritize financing options for viable rail links - completed

3. Preparation of potential financing modalities for viable rail links prepared - completed

4. Network impact scenarios developed for alternate regional rail development - completed

Geographical Location
Regional

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
09 Feb 2016
Fact Finding
07 Dec 2015 to 11 Dec 2015
MRM
-
Approval
21 Jun 2016
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
24 Sep 2018

Funding

TA 9123-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jun 2016 - 21 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2017 30 Sep 2018 29 Feb 2024
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
07 Mar 2024 380,886.64

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.