The Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program (VCICDP) will complement the ongoing efforts of the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) to enhance industrial growth and create high quality jobs. The VCICDP comprises a multitranche financing facility (MFF), a grant, and a policy-based loan (PBL). The MFF and the grant will support priority infrastructure investments in the Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) and the PBL will support policy reforms and institutional development in the state.
|Project Name||Visakhapatnam–Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|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||
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution
Industry and trade / Large and medium industries
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program (VCICDP) will complement the ongoing efforts of the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) to enhance industrial growth and create high quality jobs. The VCICDP comprises a multitranche financing facility (MFF), a grant, and a policy-based loan (PBL). The MFF and the grant will support priority infrastructure investments in the Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) and the PBL will support policy reforms and institutional development in the state.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Policy (2015) aims to establish state-of-the art infrastructure, promote manufacturing, enhance inclusivity, foster innovation, and create employment opportunities across sectors. The GoAP has prepared a comprehensive industrial sector road map, strategic context, policy framework and investment plan to enhance industrial growth and create high-quality jobs. With support from ADB, the GoAP has also prepared a conceptual development plan and a regional perspective plan for the VCIC, which include an infrastructure strategy to drive economic growth and the identification of nodes for industrial development, high-potential industrial sectors, and a set of priority projects. The conceptual development plan indicates that the VCIC, with its long coastline and strategically located ports, provides multiple international gateways to connect India with vibrant global production networks and to facilitate regional integration. The regional perspective plan has identified the VCIC's high potential for generating additional employment and industrial output, which can be achieved from 2015 to 2045. ADB is continuing its support to the GoAP for policy reforms, improving ease of doing business, master planning of the identified industrial nodes, and adopting good practices for management of economic corridors. The VCICDP will build on the existing concentration of industries and increase the density and flow of economic activities along the VCIC in a business-induced scenario against a business-as-usual scenario.
The VCICDP is in line with ADB's country partnership strategy for India.
|Impact||Contribution of the manufacturing sector to the gross domestic product, trade and employment of GoAP increased|
|Description of Outcome||Growth and competitiveness of the VCIC enhanced.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Corridor management strengthened and ease of doing business improved
Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor infrastructure strengthened and more resilient
Institutional capacities, human resources, and program management strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Andhra Pradesh|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The project management unit will recruit consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Consulting services include project management and supervision, road safety awareness, and resettlement monitoring.|
|Procurement||Procurement of civil works and goods will be carried out in accordance with ADB''s Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Matsunaga, Akira|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Andhra Pradesh
North H Block, 3rd Floor, AP Secretariat
|Concept Clearance||11 Jan 2016|
|Fact Finding||18 Nov 2015 to 26 Nov 2015|
|MRM||07 Apr 2016|
|Approval||20 Sep 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Nov 2016|
MFF Facility Concept 0093-IND
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||715.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|48434-IND: Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program (VCICDP)||Advance Notice||Archived||22 Dec 2015|
No contracts awarded for this project were found
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Mar 2016|