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Regional: Supporting Regional Project Development for Association of Southeast Asian Nations Connectivity

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46309-001 Status: Active

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are committed toward regional economic integration through the realization of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. To do so, the ASEAN leaders agreed and endorsed in 2010 the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) to promote infrastructure development and connectivity. With increasing intraregional trade and investment flows, the infrastructure stock in the region needs to keep pace. To better connect the regional market of 600 million people spread across ten different countries, an infrastructure development driven connectivity is key. In addition, regional and subregional sector analyses have confirmed the continued importance of economic corridor connectivity in the drive to realize the AEC.

Project Details

Project Officer
Anouj Mehta Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Finance
 
Project Name Supporting Regional Project Development for Association of Southeast Asian Nations Connectivity
Project Number 46309-001
Country Regional
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8240-REG: Supporting Regional Project Development for Association of Southeast Asian Nations Connectivity
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
TA 8240-REG: Supporting Regional Project Development for Association of Southeast Asian Nations Connectivity (Supplementary)
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 300,000.00
TA 8240-REG: Supporting Regional Project Development for Association of Southeast Asian Nations Connectivity
Government of Canada US$ 4.30 million
International Enterprise Singapore US$ 4.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds - Money and capital markets

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are committed toward regional economic integration through the realization of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. To do so, the ASEAN leaders agreed and endorsed in 2010 the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) to promote infrastructure development and connectivity. With increasing intraregional trade and investment flows, the infrastructure stock in the region needs to keep pace. To better connect the regional market of 600 million people spread across ten different countries, an infrastructure development driven connectivity is key. In addition, regional and subregional sector analyses have confirmed the continued importance of economic corridor connectivity in the drive to realize the AEC.

The ASEAN and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have been collaborating on various initiatives to support the implementation of MPAC. Among these initiatives is the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) to provide financing for key infrastructure projects on connectivity. Given the high overall financing requirements (estimated to be around $60 billion per year for ASEAN) and the limited supply of financing, projects need to be prioritized based on their expected impact and viability. Even with the AIF, additional support is needed to ensure that priority projects are properly screened prior to their preparation to maximize their chances of securing private sector participation. While the MPAC has defined priority project concepts to foster connectivity, there is a need to develop a viable project pipeline and to screen projects to ascertain whether they could be financed by such new initiatives as the AIF or by private investments through the PPP modality.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy While the ASEAN region is becoming more integrated and steady progress has been made on various facets of connectivity, significant work is required to screen projects prior to their preparation to maximize their chances of securing private sector participation. The TA will develop screening mechanisms to (i) determine the most viable projects with regional connectivity impact to be financed by ADB and the AIF, and (ii) catalyze private sector investments by developing a project structuring facility for regional PPP projects. For the PPP structuring, the targeted projects will be those included in the ADB pipeline, to be financed by ADB and the AIF.
Impact Enhanced connectivity in the ASEAN region
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased investments into ASEAN connectivity from both public and private sectors.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Project screening and pipeline is formulated.

2. Project structuring facility for PPP and capital market instrument on infrastructure financing is operationalized.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The cofinancing agreements with the governments of Singapore and Canada were signed in January and February 2014, respectively. The TA Team Leader was engaged in March 2014 to initiate consultations with various public-private partnership (PPP) centers in Southeast Asia and with the private sector/development partners. The inception meeting was held in Singapore on 1 April 2014.TA review Missions were conducted to discuss with government agencies, private sector stakeholders, cofinanciers and development partners to explore potential PPP projects eligible for TA support. SERC is working in close collaboration with the Office of Public-Private Partnership as well as other sector divisions and resident missions. In addition to supporting PPP, the TA explored supporting the further development of projects with linked funding to ADB and/or the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund.The TA is currently working on a total of 7 projects for Cambodia. Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The projects are on transport, energy, social and water and sanitation sectors. One project is expected to proceed to transaction advisory support soon. Scoping work has been completed for 8 other projects but many of these were found not viable for PPP. Discussions with other countries are underway to identify additional projects. The TA has undergone several changes since its implementation: (i) three minor changes in TA (approved in Feb. 2013, June 2014 and November 2016); (ii) a major change in TA to incorporate cofinancing from Singapore and Canada (approved in Nov 2013); (iii) extension of TA completion date to 2018 (approved in Dec2016); and (iv) final extension through Dec 2019 (approved Oct 2018). The extension is aimed to complete support for projects to reach financial close. A number of knowledge events to disseminate outputs and lessons learnt were organized with ASEAN member countries.
Geographical Location Regional
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 A group of individual consultants (and firms as appropriate) will provide advisory, technical, and administrative support services. It is estimated that 36 person-months of international consulting services and 36 person-months of national consulting services are required for the TA. The diverse skills requirements will determine if the consultants will be engaged on an individual basis or through a firm.
Procurement Computer hardware and software will be purchased in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines and in coordination with ADB's Office of Information Systems and Technology and Office of Administrative Services
Responsible ADB Officer Anouj Mehta
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Aug 2012
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 04 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2019

TA 8240-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2012 - 04 Dec 2012 01 Jan 2016 31 Dec 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 8,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,300,000.00 04 Dec 2012 4,226,838.02

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Infrastructure Specialist/Junior Project Management Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Jan 2019 25 Jan 2019
Senior Expert (private sector participation pilot models) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2019
Small-scale Solar PV and Mini-Grids Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 04 May 2018 10 May 2018
Energy Storage Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 04 May 2018 10 May 2018
Power Distribution and Data Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 04 May 2018 10 May 2018
Renewable Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2018 04 May 2018
Team Leader/Energy Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
Finance / PPP Structuring Specialist (Jakarta Sewerage Project) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Mar 2018 28 Mar 2018
International Energy Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Mar 2018 07 Mar 2018
Melaka Road Lighting Project (technical consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Feb 2018 28 Feb 2018
Project Coordinator (for TA fund management) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jan 2018 31 Jan 2018
Strategic Infrastructure Advisor: GMS Countries Energy Sector Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Aug 2017 30 Aug 2017
Cambodia National Solar Park (Consulting Firm) Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Jul 2017 15 Aug 2017
International Energy Analyst for Cambodia and other GMS countries Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017
Infra Specialist (Project Development/Structuring Team Member) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Jul 2017 11 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8240 21 Dec 2017 Suntrace GmbH(GERMANY) in association with Juru Energy Limited(UNITED KINGDOM) BRANDSTWIETE 46 HAMBURG 20457 GERMANY / Grosse Elbstrasse 145c, Hamburg 22767 Ge Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 800,000.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8240 23 Feb 2017 ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability - South Asia (India) Ground Floor, Nsic Bhawan, Nsic-Stp Comp Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 11020 India Asian Development Bank 168,796.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8240 07 Nov 2016 Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd. (Japan) 20-2 Nishishinjuku, 3-chome 163-1409 Tokyo, Japan; [email protected] Asian Development Bank 230,820.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.