48357-001: Sustainable Urban Management (Green Cities) Support for Follow-up Activities in Melaka, Malaysia | Asian Development Bank

Malaysia: Sustainable Urban Management (Green Cities) Support for Follow-up Activities in Melaka, Malaysia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48357-001 Status: Closed

The proposed S-CDTA, responds to a specific request from the Melaka Green Technology Corporation (MGTC) to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to follow-up earlier work under TA 8314-REG: Green Cities A Sustainable Urban Future in Southeast Asia (Green Cities RETA). Under the Green Cities RETA, efforts were initiated to develop green city action plans and build the capacity of participating cities to meet the challenge of balancing economic growth with urban environmental sustainability and climate resilience across several countries in Southeast Asia. In Malaysia, the activity was started on a pilot basis in Melaka (Malacca), a historic trading center on the Strait of Malacca with a population in 2011 of 830,000, as part of TA 8040-REG: Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity Implementation. The Green City Action Plan (GCAP) for Melaka was disseminated at the first regional conference on _Enabling GrEEEn Cities_ at the ADB Headquarters on 13 to 14 May 2014 as part of the Green Cities RETA.

Project Details

Project Officer
Connett, Diana G. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Malaysia
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Sustainable Urban Management (Green Cities) Support for Follow-up Activities in Melaka, Malaysia
Project Number 48357-001
Country Malaysia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8781-MAL: Sustainable Urban Management (Green Cities) Support for Follow-up Activities in Melaka, Malaysia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
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 Gender equity
Description

The proposed S-CDTA, responds to a specific request from the Melaka Green Technology Corporation (MGTC) to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to follow-up earlier work under TA 8314-REG: Green Cities A Sustainable Urban Future in Southeast Asia (Green Cities RETA). Under the Green Cities RETA, efforts were initiated to develop green city action plans and build the capacity of participating cities to meet the challenge of balancing economic growth with urban environmental sustainability and climate resilience across several countries in Southeast Asia. In Malaysia, the activity was started on a pilot basis in Melaka (Malacca), a historic trading center on the Strait of Malacca with a population in 2011 of 830,000, as part of TA 8040-REG: Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity Implementation. The Green City Action Plan (GCAP) for Melaka was disseminated at the first regional conference on _Enabling GrEEEn Cities_ at the ADB Headquarters on 13 to 14 May 2014 as part of the Green Cities RETA.

The expected impact of the S-CDTA will be a sustainable green city of Melaka with improved quality of life with urban environmental sustainability and climate resilience. Such improvements will be measured by adoption and implementation of the GCAP. The outcome of the S-CDTA will be improved capacity for urban planning and capacity building of MGTC and local government officials in Melaka through Outputs 1 and 2.

The outputs are:

Output 1: The PINTAR model developed as a decision-support system with baseline database and economy, environment, and equity (3E) benchmarking approaches, this will analyze the extent to which the green city development currently stay or has progressed as a result of adoption of the GCAP. 2. Capacity building program and modules for enhancing capacity and learning on integrated urban development and environment planning issues.

Output 2: Capacity building program and modules for enhancing capacity and learning on integrated urban development and environment planning issues.

Output 3: Policy dialogue through knowledge sharing and awareness-raising in-country and regional workshops to expand the implementation of the GCAP and create future regional investment opportunities.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed S-CDTA builds on the GrEEEn cities approach initiated under the Green Cities RETA to reflect a conscious effort to address emerging problems resulting from rapid urbanization and the broader challenges of degradation of the environment, over-exploitation of natural resources, increased risks from floods and natural disasters, and reduced quality of some aspects of life even as incomes rise.
Impact Sustainable green city of Melaka with improved quality of life with urban environmental sustainability and climate resilience
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity for urban planning and capacity building of MGTC and local government officials in Melaka through Outputs 1 and 2
Progress Toward Outcome All consulting services have commenced as of March 2016. Consultants responsible for interdependent work products have met and continue coordination. The implementation period has been extended to allow for all consulting contracts to conclude in 31 July 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. PINTAR model developed as a DSS with baseline database and 3E benchmarks

2. Capacity building program and modules for enhancing capacity and learning on integrated urban development and environment planning issues

3. Policy dialogue through knowledge sharing and awareness-raising workshops to expand the implementation of the GCAP and create future regional investment opportunities

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. ICLEI's consulting services for developing the PINTAR model and 3E benchmarking indicators and baseline database (Output 1) are ongoing, set to conclude June 1 2016. An interim report has been approved.

2. The Institute For Housing And Urban Development Studies has commenced development of the capacity building program and modules (Output 2). A Training Needs Assessment and stakeholder engagement has been conducted.

3. Policy dialogue and workshops (Output 3) will be supported by the consulting firms for Output 1 and Output 2, and also by the work product of an individual consultant, Prasad Modak, who has issued a draft Framework for Green Growth Asia for comment March 2016 (Output 3).

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Melaka, Malaysia
During Project Implementation Melaka, Malaysia
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

For Output 1, the consultancy firm will be selected a competitive bid basis, with a lump-sum contractual payment, using the fixed budget selection method. Under Output 1, the firm will determine the nature and typology of the indicators to be collected to (i) supervise the initial data collection and database development, (ii) establish targets and benchmarks in consultation with local government officials, and (iii) plan the continual monitoring through the use of these indicators

Due to the diverse skills set required for Output 2, a firm with proven and globally recognized leader in the areas concerned has been identified and will be engaged through the single source selection (SSS) method. The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, International Institute of Urban Management (IHS) is the consultancy firm earmarked to undertake Output 2. The selected firm will plan and conduct the expected workshops to provide the capacity building for local government officials.

A national project coordinator and technical resource specialist will also be recruited as an individual consultant for 4 person-months to facilitate as the focal point between the firms and the MGTC and other stakeholders at the local government unit. The consultant is expected to have wide experience in urban planning and development, urban renewal and rehabilitation, policy management, and with institutional analysis with good quantitative skills.

Procurement

The S-CDTA will be implemented from 20 December 2014 to 31 August 2015. The S-CDTA will require the engagement of two dedicated firms.

The firms will be hired in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Connett, Diana G.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Melaka Green Technology Corporation
Level 2, Wisma Negeri, Banda MITC, Hang Tuah Jaya, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2014
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 09 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2016

TA 8781-MAL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2014 - 09 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2015 31 Oct 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 09 Dec 2014 99,245.27

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