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Regional: Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion, Phase 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42518-025 Status: Proposed

The proposed regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Greater Mekong Railway Association (GMRA) in accelerating the development of rail connections among the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries by: (i) improving the organizational structure of the GMRA; (ii) preparing an operational readiness plan to ensure appropriate standards for technology on safety, productivity and environmental quality of railway operations; (iii) updating the GMS railway strategy for development of missing cross-border railway links and associated domestic connections; (iv) updating the Mekong (Sub-) Regional Transport Model (MRTM) prepared under Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and enhancing the capacity to utilize it effectively; and (v) identifying bankable railway projects in GMS countries.

 
Project Name Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion, Phase 2
Project Number 42518-025
Country Regional
Cambodia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Myanmar
China, People's Republic of
Thailand
Viet Nam
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Greater Mekong Railway Association (GMRA) in accelerating the development of rail connections among the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries by: (i) improving the organizational structure of the GMRA; (ii) preparing an operational readiness plan to ensure appropriate standards for technology on safety, productivity and environmental quality of railway operations; (iii) updating the GMS railway strategy for development of missing cross-border railway links and associated domestic connections; (iv) updating the Mekong (Sub-) Regional Transport Model (MRTM) prepared under Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and enhancing the capacity to utilize it effectively; and (v) identifying bankable railway projects in GMS countries.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The GMRA seeks to accelerate railway connectivity by promoting efficient, safe, reliable and environmentally sustainable rail transport of goods and people within and beyond the GMS. Three Working Groups have been created to assist in the future sustainability of the GMRA: (i) Network Connectivity; (ii) Network Integration and Interoperability; and (iii) Partnership and GMRA Operations. TA 8748-REG, a previous ADB technical assistance, helped to prepare and finalize the Framework for Cross-Border Railway Transport Connectivity Agreement (CBRTCA) in the GMS.
Impact Greater railway connectivity in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) provided.
Outcome Greater Mekong Subregion Railway Association (GMRA) organization functioning with adequate capacity and funding.
Outputs

Organizational structure of the GMRA improved.

Operational Readiness Plan for the GMRA developed.

GMS railway strategy updated.

Updated GMS transport demand model prepared.

Bankable railway projects identified in GMS countries.

Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
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 Mohammad Nazrul Islam
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 06 Aug 2019
Fact Finding 06 Sep 2019 to 13 Sep 2019
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Aug 2019

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