42518-024: Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42518-024 Status: Active

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
Leung, Kang Hang Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Number 42518-024
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9123-REG: Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion
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 / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming 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 (2012 2022).
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
Responsible ADB Officer Leung, Kang Hang
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
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

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 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 21 Jun 2016 369,956.64

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Oct 2017 16 Oct 2017

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