The proposed project preparatory technical assistance (TA) is required to establish the basis for the proposed investments and capacity building activities for the proposed project. Many corridor towns in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are finding that their existing infrastructure and public services cannot already cope with the increasing demands of the growing local population and development needs of emerging economic activities. As a result, these towns face severe environmental problems due to capacity constraints in providing adequate potable water supply, sanitation, drainage and flood control, and solid waste management services. This is further aggravated with the absence of land use planning and management regulatory frameworks causing haphazard development.
|Project Name||Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed project preparatory technical assistance (TA) is required to establish the basis for the proposed investments and capacity building activities for the proposed project. Many corridor towns in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are finding that their existing infrastructure and public services cannot already cope with the increasing demands of the growing local population and development needs of emerging economic activities. As a result, these towns face severe environmental problems due to capacity constraints in providing adequate potable water supply, sanitation, drainage and flood control, and solid waste management services. This is further aggravated with the absence of land use planning and management regulatory frameworks causing haphazard development. As traffic and trade movement increases along the GMS corridors with the improved infrastructure linkages, there is therefore an urgent need to develop and/or upgrade public services in the small and medium towns along the corridors, and strengthen the capacities of these towns to manage future development in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project (the Project) represents a new phase of the ongoing GMS corridor towns development initiative. This Project will be implemented in six to seven towns in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam during 2016 to 2020, including activities for institutional capacity building on the management of public investments, livelihood support, and developing climate resilience for small and medium towns. The participating GMS countries have requested expanded support for additional strategic towns (i.e. border towns, towns with special growth prospects like export processing zones and tourism) to strengthen regional integration. The focus on corridor town development is a development approach that will maximize the economic benefits of increased trade and traffic flows along the major transport corridors in the GMS with the expected positive impacts resulting from accelerated investments in strategically located towns and cities, and added value on economic growth through development oriented on green growth and climate resilience. The objective is to strengthen competitiveness of the GMS economic corridors through (i) environmental infrastructure (for instance water supply; waste water treatment; waste management; flood control; or urban roads); (ii) more efficient trade facilities (markets); and (iii) supply chain logistics services (for instance dry ports) in strategically located towns.|
|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 Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||To be determined.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kamal, Sameer A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Bac Giang Provincial People's Committee
Bac Giang, Viet Nam Ministry of Public Works and Transport
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 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||13 Aug 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Mar 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Aug 2013||16 Jan 2014||16 Jan 2014||30 Jun 2016||30 Jun 2017||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,500,000.00||885,000.00||300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,685,000.00||13 Aug 2013||2,291,390.24|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Final Consultant's Report (Cambodia)||Consultants' Reports||Aug 2016|
|Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Final Consultant's Report (Lao PDR)||Consultants' Reports||Aug 2016|
|Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Final Consultant's Report (Viet Nam)||Consultants' Reports||Aug 2016|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Social Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Oct 2017||19 Oct 2017|
|1. International Resettlement and Compensation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Oct 2017||19 Oct 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 8425||07 Jun 2016||International Centre for Environmental Management (Australia) in association with ICEM Asia Limited (Hong Kong, China)||70 Blackstone Street Indooroopilly, Brisbane Queensland 4068 Australia||Ministry of Public Works and Transport||379,476.00||—|
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