Regional : Strengthening the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office

Sovereign Project | 44300-012

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Schipani, Steven M.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name
Strengthening the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Regional
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8516-REG: Strengthening the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector
  • Industry and trade / Trade and services

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Successful implementation of the GMS Tourism Sector Strategy.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

MTCO effectively performs its key functions as GMS TWG Secretariat.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. MTCO's vision and purpose, structure of governance, roles and responsibilities, staffing and reporting, and planning, administration and finance procedures documented and agreed.

2. Functional web-based GMS tourism knowledge management platform established.

3. TWG-endorsed Explore Mekong regional marketing strategy and action plan is launched.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The GMS national devlopment coordination specialist was engaged by ADB on 24 Mach 2014. The detailed TA work program is being prepared in consultation with the GMS Tourism Workign Group. A working draft of the MTCO Operations Plan and upated Explore Mekong Marketing Strategy will be tabled for discussion at the 34th Meeting of the GMS Tourism Working Group in November 2014.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

2 international consultants (a institutional development and knowledge management - 4 person-month and a tourism marketing specialist (3 person-month)

1 national consultant from GMD countries (15 person-month)

will be intermittently engaged.


Responsible ADB Officer
Schipani, Steven M.
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Thailand Resident Mission (TRM)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank


Concept Clearance
22 Oct 2013
Fact Finding
22 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
29 Sep 2014


TA 8516-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2013 - 22 Oct 2013 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2016 01 Sep 2016
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 185,023.40

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Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office: Technical Assistance Completion Report TA Completion Reports Apr 2017

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