Lao People's Democratic Republic: Capacity Building for Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project
The TA aims to support ongoing [45041-002] Lao PDR: Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project (VSUTP). This TA helps the government to implement VSUTP successfully, and to sustainably operate the systems and facilities delivered by VSUTP though capacity building of stakeholders. The outputs of TA are (i) up-to-date knowledge on tasks and legal structure of traffic management entity shared among the Government. (ii) knowledge of advanced technologies/systems among decision makers developed, and (ii) Capacity on the urban transport management of newly established entity developed.
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Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Name||Capacity Building for Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project|
|Country / Economy||Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA aims to support ongoing [45041-002] Lao PDR: Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project (VSUTP). This TA helps the government to implement VSUTP successfully, and to sustainably operate the systems and facilities delivered by VSUTP though capacity building of stakeholders. The outputs of TA are (i) up-to-date knowledge on tasks and legal structure of traffic management entity shared among the Government. (ii) knowledge of advanced technologies/systems among decision makers developed, and (ii) Capacity on the urban transport management of newly established entity developed.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||VSUTP is a complex project with five main components. All these components will utilize high-level technologies and systems that are new to Lao PDR, namely, BRT system with centralized control center, smart parking fee collection system, electronic vehicle registration system, intelligent transport system (ITS) for traffic management, and NMT vehicles. It is important that key actors have up-to-date knowledge of technical and operational aspects of urban transport management entities, so that they will be able to manage the implementation of VSUTP and to carry on managing the system after VSUTP completion.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During the process of TA preparation, Consultation with MPWT was conducted to identify needs for strengthening MPWT's capacity in managing VSUTP.|
|During Project Implementation||Since the TA has a capacity building nature, the consultant has prepared learning materials related to the Project's Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation plan. The consultant will also conduct training on the importance of the consultation process. The TA has already conducted two study tours, one in Sweden and one in China to observe public transport systems implementation and management. In 2020, the training program contributed to the transition from the Project Coordination Unit of the Department of Transport to the Urban Transport Management Section, responsible for the management of the operation of a bus rapid transit, parking, and pedicab to be established by the VSUTP. In June 2021, the TA was extended until 31 March 2022 to complete the training program. The status of VSUTP is detailed here: https://www.adb.org/projects/45041-002/main#project-pds.|
|Consulting Services||The TA will use a firm consultant. The firm will cover the capacity development in the technical aspect of urban transport management. A consulting firm will be recruited using quality and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 quality-cost ratio and full technical proposal. It is estimated that the consultant will be required to provide 33.5 person months of international consultancy services and 54 person months of national consultancy services to deliver all TA outputs.|
|Procurement||Office equipment will be procured under the consulting service contract.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mizusawa, Daisuke|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Dept of Housing and Urban Planning, Lao
PDR, Lane-Xang Ave., Vientiane Lao PDR
P.O. Box 206
|Approval||05 Feb 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Jul 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Feb 2018||09 Apr 2018||09 Apr 2018||31 Dec 2020||30 Sep 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||17 Jun 2022||786,323.20|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Capacity Building for Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Project Data Sheet (Lao translation)||Translated PDS||Feb 2018|
|Building for Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jan 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Consulting Services for Capacity Building||Firm - Consulting||Closed||06 Jan 2018||04 Feb 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9499||09 Jul 2018||Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd.(JAPAN) in association with INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF JAPAN (IDCJ)(JAPAN) | 20-2 Nishishinjuku, 3-chome 163-1409 Tokyo, Japan; [email protected]||Ministry of Public Works and Transport||1,400,000.00||—|
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