The project preparatory TA is required to establish the basis for the proposed investments and capacity development activities. It is designed to facilitate the transformation of the GMS transport corridors into fully fledged economic corridors through priority infrastructure investments and capacity building support in selected corridor towns (including border towns).
|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion: Preparing the Corridor Towns Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project preparatory TA is required to establish the basis for the proposed investments and capacity development activities. It is designed to facilitate the transformation of the GMS transport corridors into fully fledged economic corridors through priority infrastructure investments and capacity building support in selected corridor towns (including border towns).|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The regional cooperation strategy and program (RCSP) for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) (2010-2012) aims to help achieve the GMS vision of a prosperous, integrated, and harmonious subregion through the pursuit of four strategic pillars, namely: (i) strengthening connectivity and facilitating cross-border movement and tourism; (ii) integrating national markets to promote economic efficiency and private sector development; (iii) addressing health and other social, economic, and capacity building issues; and (iv) managing the environment and shared natural resources to help ensure sustainable development and conservation of natural resources. The proposed assistance is consistent with the strategic pillars of the current RCSP, specifically with regards to improving health and poverty levels, and mitigating environmental degradation. Poverty in the GMS is still substantial 9% in Vietnam, 27% in Laos PDR, and 34% in Cambodia. The project will contribute to the implementation of ADB's Country Strategies and Programs (CSPs) in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, and ADB's Strategy 2020 (2008) for regional cooperation and integration, and to accelerate Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic integration which covers five areas: (i) develop investment projects, including infrastructure to support transport networks, trade logistics, and modernization of agriculture; (ii) enhance support for community-based ecotourism development; (iii) hasten implementation of projects that advance the environment management and climate change agenda; (v) strengthen relationships with local governments and the private sector; and (vi) intensify capacity development.|
|Impact||Corridor towns have adequate urban infrastructure and services.|
|Description of Outcome||Agreed design of the resulting project.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Strategic local economic development plans formulated.
2. Priority infrastructure investments in urban environmental infrastructure and economic infrastructure prepared.
3. Institutional capacity development plans prepared.
|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||Final Reports submitted and presented to all stakeholders in each country.|
|Consulting Services||The TA for the preparation of the GMS CTDP will require about 130 person-months of consulting services, consisting of 30 person-months of international services and 100 person-months of national services, with the following expertise: international: urban management specialist, finance and procurement specialist, social safeguards and resettlement specialist, environmental safeguards specialist, capacity development specialist; national: water and sanitation engineers, social preparation and community development specialists, town planners, flood control adn drainage engineers, institutional development and procurement specialist, financial analysts, environmental specialists, resettlement speicalist, solid waste specialits, geographic information specialists. Consulting firms will be engaged using quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality cost ratio of 80:20.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Frauendorfer, Rudolf|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||03 Aug 2009|
|Fact Finding||24 Aug 2009 to 07 Sep 2009|
|Approval||12 Nov 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 Aug 2009|
|Last PDS Update||04 Dec 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Nov 2010||18 Mar 2011||18 Mar 2011||31 Aug 2011||30 Jun 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,000,000.00||900,000.00||300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,200,000.00||12 Nov 2010||2,805,857.94|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Moc Bai Water Supply Improvements Environmental Management Plan||Environmental Management Plans||Sep 2016|
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