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 Name||Greater Mekong Subregion: Capacity Development for Economic Zones in Border Areas|
Lao People's Democratic Republic
China, People's Republic of
|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||
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).|
|Description of Outcome||Strengthened capacity of selected priority border area institutions in preparation for the fourth corridor towns development project.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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|
|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.|
|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||Honda, Eri|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||22 Aug 2014|
|Fact Finding||26 May 2014 to 12 Jun 2014|
|Approval||12 Nov 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||02 Apr 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Nov 2015||-||12 Nov 2015||08 Nov 2018||31 Dec 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Greater Mekong Subregion - Capacity Development for Economic Zones in Border Areas: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2019|
|Greater Mekong Subregion – Capacity Development for Economic Zones in Border Areas: Technical Assistance Consultant’s Report||Consultants' Reports||Nov 2018|
|Greater Mekong Subregion – Capacity Development for Economic Zones in Border Areas: Technical Assistance Consultant's Report (August 2018)||Consultants' Reports||Aug 2018|
|Greater Mekong Subregion - Capacity Development for Economic Zones in Border Areas: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2015|
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