India: Visakhapatnam–Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program
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. The technical assistance will support the implementation of policy reforms, especially in strengthening institutions for corridor management, improving ease of doing business, and providing capacity building support.
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|Project Name||Visakhapatnam–Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|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||
Industry and trade / Large and medium industries
|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. The technical assistance will support the implementation of policy reforms, especially in strengthening institutions for corridor management, improving ease of doing business, and providing capacity building support.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
While India has seen a rapid structural transformation and achieved strong economic growth since 1991, one of the most pressing policy challenges is to create more productive and well-paying jobs in manufacturing and services which has lagged with a contribution GDP. India has adopted an industrial corridor approach to stimulate manufacturing and an Act East policy to integrate the Indian economy with Asia's dynamic global production networks. The industrial corridor approach involves the creation of an efficient multimodal transport network supported by quality infrastructure and logistics within a defined geography, and a policy framework that facilitates business operations for integration with global production networks.
In line with these policies, the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) identified the East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC) India's first coastal corridor extending over 2,500 kilometers (km) from Kolkata in West Bengal to Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. The VCIC, which covers more than 800 km of coastline in Andhra Pradesh, is proposed to be developed as the first phase of the ECEC. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, which has 49.4 million people making it the 10th most populous state in India, the manufacturing sector contributes 12% to the state's GDP lagging the national average of 15%. There is a pertinent need to usher in greater degree of industrialization in the state by addressing challenges such as low industrial diversification, and concentration of manufacturing sector employment in small, labor-intensive, informal enterprises with low skills, productivity, and earnings. Key infrastructure in industrial clusters remains inadequate to support the burgeoning demand for efficient industrial infrastructure and robust skills inventory. It also needs to further improve its procedures for doing business, labor-related laws, land management, and taxation laws if it is to enhance its competitiveness and benchmark itself with other countries in the region such as Singapore, the Republic of Korea, and Malaysia. The VCICDP is in line with ADBs 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||The policy-based lending (PBL) is completed. Implementation support for strengthening institutions and improving ease of doing business is ongoing through CDTA.|
|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)||
1. The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has complied with all 12 policy loan conditions under Tranche 1 of PBL in 2017 (see below the summary of compliance). Tranche 1 amount of $62.5 million was released on 1 Feb 2018.
2. The GoAP has complied with the conditions of Tranche 2. Considering the good current progress, $62.5 million for Tranche 2 was released in October 2019.
3. The Capacity Development for Industrial Corridor Development consultant was mobilized in August 2017. It supports the GoAP to monitor the progress, comply the necessary policy actions, implement the institutional strengthening and investment promotion. The CDTA is currently supporting the state government to develop Green Corridor Concept Framework aimed at making VCIC a green manufacturing hub that promotes sustainable economic growth, while mitigating the environmental and social impacts.
(Summary of major compliances)
Output 1. Corridor management strengthened and ease of doing business improved (by 2024)
1a. Corridor management institutions established and operational:
(1) The GoAP has issued the ordinance for establishing Andhra Pradesh Industrial Corridor Development Authority (APICDA) on October 6, 2017. It has been operationalized with human resources plan and business plan on 29 April 2019.
(2) The GoAP issued Government Order on October 31, 2017 for the formation of SPVs at all VCICs. The GoAP incorporated two SPVs: the Visakhapatnam Industrial Node Development Corporation Limited on 4 September 2018; and the Chittoor Industrial Node Development Corporation limited on 10 October 2018.
(3) The GoAP approved on October 10, 2017 the roadmap for project development mechanism. GoAP has sanctioned the project development facility under the PDM on 20 June 2018.
(4) The dedicated investment promotion agency has been formed in Economic Development Board (EDB) via Government Order issued on March 17, 2016. The EDB has conducted two international investor conferences.
1b. States rating remains in top five on Ease of Doing Business:
(5) Single desk policy has been notified via Government Order dated June 6, 2016 and operationalized across the state subsequently.
(6) Lands for industrial use have been identified in Vizag and Chittoor note in the survey report. The state government launched a land database for industrial nodes readily available online to investors.
1c. New e-portal and single-desk system operational for issuing business-related licenses to more than 90% of the applicants:
(7) e-Portal has been established and operationalized across the state under the Single Desk Policy for online applications for doing business and related government incentives.
1d. New industrial and sector policies notified and implemented with fiscal incentives and special packages for women entrepreneurs:
(8) New industrial and sector policies has been implemented after the notification via Government Order on April 29, 2015. $45.8 million was granted to 999 industrial units in the four VCIC nodes during FY2017 and FY2018. Special incentives worth $4.5 million were offered to 408 female entrepreneurs.
Output 2. Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Infrastructure [under L3430/G0495-IND: VCICDP - Project 1]
Output 3. Institutional capacities, human resources, and program management strengthened 3a. Skill enhancement programs conducted for at least 25,000 persons (at least 20% women), including workers, entrepreneurs, and students
(9) A road map for skill development has been approved by APSSDC on September 13, 2017. In FY2018, the APSSDC has run trainings to 28,156 candidates of whom 9,781 or 34.7% were women.
|Geographical Location||Andhra Pradesh|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The PBL is categorized as B for environment, and measures will be taken for the assessment and mitigation of likely induced impacts resulting from the expected increase in industrialization.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The PBL is categorized as C for involuntary resettlement as it is not anticipated to have any impacts.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The PBL is categorized as C for indigenous peoples, as it is not anticipated to have any impacts.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholders consultations were conducted during preparation of the PBL.|
|During Project Implementation||Continuous widespread consultations are being held with all stakeholders.|
|Consulting Services||Not Applicable|
|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||08 Oct 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Sep 2016||23 Feb 2017||05 May 2017||31 Dec 2019||-||25 Oct 2019|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||125.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||125.00||29 Sep 2021||125.00||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||29 Sep 2021||125.00||0.00||100%|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Sep 2016||19 Apr 2017||19 Apr 2017||31 Dec 2019||31 Dec 2020||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||29 Sep 2021||928,424.60|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Procurement Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Nov 2017||20 Nov 2017|
|Capacity Building Expert for Water and Wastewater Component||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Aug 2017||07 Aug 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9173||02 Aug 2017||PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited, IND(INDIA) in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultants (Shenzhen) Limi(CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF) | #8-2-293/82/A/1131A; Road No. 36, Jubile derabad, India/Andhra Pradesh 500 034 In 17th Flr,Bldg10,TowerC,DLF Cyber City Gu||Dept of Industries & Comm, Govt of Andhra Pradesh||648,912.00||—|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Mar 2016|