The leaderrs of BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT members endorsed the accelerated implementation of subregional infrastructure projects to support regional economic recovery after the 2007 crisis through increased trade and investment. With ADB assistance, senior officials have identified twelve high priority projects for BIMP-EAGA (totaling almost $1 billion), and eight for IMT-GT were identified ($2.2 billion). BIMP-EAGA leaders and IMT-GT ministers endorsed in October 2009 these priority infrastructure investments including public-private partnerships (PPPs) modality to implement them and the subsequent establishment of a subregional project development facility (PDF). (PDF). The Implementation Blueprints for the projects were subsequently endorsed at the 6th IMT-GT Summit and 8th BIMP-EAGA Summit on 4 April 2012.
|Project Name||Public-Private Partnership Development in Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Grow|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
Education - Education sector development
Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Finance - Finance sector development
Industry and trade - Industry and trade sector development
Public sector management - Public administration
Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The leaderrs of BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT members endorsed the accelerated implementation of subregional infrastructure projects to support regional economic recovery after the 2007 crisis through increased trade and investment. With ADB assistance, senior officials have identified twelve high priority projects for BIMP-EAGA (totaling almost $1 billion), and eight for IMT-GT were identified ($2.2 billion). BIMP-EAGA leaders and IMT-GT ministers endorsed in October 2009 these priority infrastructure investments including public-private partnerships (PPPs) modality to implement them and the subsequent establishment of a subregional project development facility (PDF). (PDF). The Implementation Blueprints for the projects were subsequently endorsed at the 6th IMT-GT Summit and 8th BIMP-EAGA Summit on 4 April 2012.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA aims to enhance subregional infrastructure development in BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT by developing a project pipeline involving PPPs and consideration of a framework for a subregional PDF. The TA is expected to deliver two outputs: (1) the preparation of concept papers and prefeasibility studies on at most six priority infrastructure projects that will involve potential public-private partnerships; and (2) assessment of the need for a subregional PDF, including the identification of requirements for its structure, including financing, institutional, legal and governance arrangements for a subregional PDF|
|Impact||Enhanced subregional infrastructure development in BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT through public-private partnerships (PPPs)|
|Description of Outcome||A PPP project pipeline and proposed framework for subregional project development facility|
|Progress Toward Outcome||A Green City Action Plan (GCAP) with priority investment projects for Melaka, Malaysia was prepared and completed. A similar plan will be prepared for Songkla, Thailand|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Potential PPP projects identified through prefeasibility studies
Proposal covering the structure, financing, and institutional arrangements of a subregional project development facility for BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
TA 7626 has completed the identification of potential projects in Malaysia. Consultations with relevant government agencies are currently ongoing for the TA formulation and processing. Atkins China, Ltd. was fielded to conduct initial assessments for the development of Green City Action Plans (GCAP). An international consultant was engaged to develop further the Melaka GCAP on the basis of the Atkins Report to include environment quality improvements and a prioritized investment program. A knowledge exchange and study tour was held in 2013 for high-ranking officials from the Government of Malaysia to learn the experience of Japan in implementing projects under the GCAP. The GCI Study of Melaka report was endorsed by the IMT-GT Summit in Nay Pyi Taw in May 2014 and was adopted by the State of Melaka as the overarching document to operationalize its Blueprint for integrated urban development and environment planning providing a road map for green growth. Two international experts and one national consultant were engaged to support the preparation of comprehensive action plan for Songkhla, Thailand.
In line with the intended output and outcome of TA 7626, it also supported the engagement of Infrastructure Specialist for the Asian InFrastructure Fund (AIF) to explore opportunities in various countries and sectors to develop a vibrant project pipeline. The ASEAN Infrastructure Fund Limited (AIF), established in 2012 under ADB administration, is a flagship ASEAN initiative in infrastructure financing. It is expected to support regional projects contributing to ASEAN connectivity, including subregional connectivity within the ASEAN region, namely the BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and the GMS.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consulting services yet to be determined|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Krishnan, Gary P.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||30 Mar 2010|
|Fact Finding||04 May 2010 to 11 May 2010|
|Approval||22 Oct 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Apr 2010|
|Last PDS Update||22 Dec 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|22 Oct 2010||-||22 Oct 2010||30 Nov 2012||30 Nov 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||22 Oct 2010||712,594.58|
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