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Regional: Greater Mekong Subregion: Capacity Development for Economic Zones in Border Areas

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48122-001 Status: Closed

Economic and infrastructural integration at the border is critical to development of regional corridors; hence, CBEZs (or border economic zones) may be one vehicle for attracting investments and enhancing cooperation in the border areas. The proposed TA will aim to improve the capacities of GMS border towns and cities in the development and management of cross-border economic zones (CBEZs). It will strengthen the capacity of border institutions to prepare and implement the next generation corridor towns development project in 2018, while contributing to parallel GMS sector initiatives in environment, human resource development and transport, trade and facilitation.

Project Details

Project Officer
Eri Honda Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion: Capacity Development for Economic Zones in Border Areas
Project Number 48122-001
Country Regional
Cambodia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Myanmar
China, People's Republic of
Thailand
Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8989-REG: Greater Mekong Subregion: Capacity Development for Economic Zones in Border Areas
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description Economic and infrastructural integration at the border is critical to development of regional corridors; hence, CBEZs (or border economic zones) may be one vehicle for attracting investments and enhancing cooperation in the border areas. The proposed TA will aim to improve the capacities of GMS border towns and cities in the development and management of cross-border economic zones (CBEZs). It will strengthen the capacity of border institutions to prepare and implement the next generation corridor towns development project in 2018, while contributing to parallel GMS sector initiatives in environment, human resource development and transport, trade and facilitation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Enhanced economic and infrastructural integration of urban centers in border towns or areas for regional corridor development and cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS Urban Development Strategic Framework 2015- 2022).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened capacity of selected priority border area institutions in preparation for the fourth corridor towns development project.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Scoping study of potential border economic zone development in the GMS is completed.

2. Comprehensive institutional development and capacity development program is developed and implemented.

3. Flagship program for the fourth GMS corridor towns development project is defined and applied.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder participation and consultation has been completed in preparing the proposed TA.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation will continue during implementation. Stakeholders include national and local governments, communities, businesses, urban institutions at the border areas, development partners, civil society groups and private sector.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage TA consultants through a firm in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time), following quality- and cost-based selection (full technical proposal, 90:10). The firm will include seven international specialists (22 person-months) and GMS national research coordinators or associates during implementation
Procurement Goods will be procured using shopping procedure, as packages will be less than $100,000 equivalent.
Responsible ADB Officer Eri Honda
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Aug 2014
Fact Finding 26 May 2014 to 12 Jun 2014
MRM -
Approval 12 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Apr 2018

TA 8989-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Nov 2015 - 12 Nov 2015 08 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 12 Nov 2015 641,820.50

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Tenders

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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 8989 02 Feb 2017 Project Management International Limited (Irish Republic) Kilakee House, Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland Fax +00 3 5314 599785/[email protected] Asian Development Bank 834,601.00

Procurement Plan

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