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Regional: Building Climate Change Resilience in Asia's Critical Infrastructure

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49158-001 Status: Active

This proposed technical assistance aims to increase knowledge, promote innovation and good practice, and identify priorities for scaling up climate resilient investments in the Asia and Pacific region. The TA will improve understanding of climate risks and identify investment priorities to increase resilience to climate variability and change of existing and planned critical infrastructure in the region. The TA will cover developing member countries in South and Southeast Asia, and will assess vulnerabilities of infrastructure in the transport, energy and water sectors in the rural and urban context. The TA will also assess technology, policy and knowledge solutions that will increase resilience of infrastructure investments, including engineering measures, ecosystem based adaptation, financial delivery mechanism, insurance and risk transfer mechanisms

Project Details

Project Officer
Sinha Roy, Arghya Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Building Climate Change Resilience in Asia's Critical Infrastructure
Project Number 49158-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9191-REG: Building Climate Change Resilience in Asia's Critical Infrastructure
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Conventional energy generation - Large hydropower generation

Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Urban public transport

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description This proposed technical assistance aims to increase knowledge, promote innovation and good practice, and identify priorities for scaling up climate resilient investments in the Asia and Pacific region. The TA will improve understanding of climate risks and identify investment priorities to increase resilience to climate variability and change of existing and planned critical infrastructure in the region. The TA will cover developing member countries in South and Southeast Asia, and will assess vulnerabilities of infrastructure in the transport, energy and water sectors in the rural and urban context. The TA will also assess technology, policy and knowledge solutions that will increase resilience of infrastructure investments, including engineering measures, ecosystem based adaptation, financial delivery mechanism, insurance and risk transfer mechanisms
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Asia and the Pacific will experience most climate-related impacts. In particular, climate change will increase the risk of submergence, coastal flooding and coastal erosion in coastal systems and low-lying areas. It is estimated that by 2060, between 729 million and 983 million people will be living in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia, with China, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Viet Nam representing the five countries with the largest share of population in low-elevation coastal zones worldwide. Coastal infrastructure such as inland ports, seaports, roads, rail, airports, energy and water supply, energy distribution, storm water and sewerage, are highly sensitive to slow-onset climate changes such as increase in air temperature and sea level rise, and extreme events such as flooding arising from extreme precipitation, high winds, and storm surges. A detailed understanding of the impacts of climate change on Asia's infrastructure critical to its continued and sustainable development thus remains of great importance to inform national governments' development plans and donors support
Impact The expected impact is Scaled-up support for climate adaptation (ADB Strategy 2020 Midterm Review, 2014)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Knowledge base of climate change risk to critical infrastructure in selected regions enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Critical infrastructure in the energy, transport and water sectors in South Asia and Southeast Asia are identified

Climate change risk to existing and planned critical infrastructure in the energy, transport and water sectors in South-Asia and Southeast Asia are assessed

Policy, financial priorities, adaptation options and climate resilience standards for the target sectors are

identified

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

1. Two national consultants engaged as follows: (i) TA Administrator commence on 02 May 2017 until 30 April 2018, and (ii) TA Climate Change Adaptation and Knowledge Management Specialist commence work on 02 June 2017 to 31 May 2018.

2. Consulting firm, ICEM Asia Limited commenced consulting services on 24 July 2017 for completion on 30 June 2019.

3. Analyses and consultations for identifying TA pilot countries have been completed; selected pilot countries include Viet Nam, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. A paper entitled "Pilot Country Selection Analysis" was produced by ICEM during the course of the pilot countries selection process.

4. ICEM has started to implement activities towards the development of a methodology for identifying critical infrastructure. This initial stage of the methodology development includes: a) collecting data and information on critical infrastructure; b) defining the critical infrastructure database design; and c) developing the initial classification system for critical infrastructure.

5. TA Inception mission to Viet Nam fielded on 29-31 January led by Xianfu Lu and joined by Sining Cuevas. The mission team had a consultation meeting with the four relevant Ministries of Viet Nam who provided insights into the value addition that ADB client countries are seeking from their development investments.

6. No Objection from the Governments of Indonesia and Sri Lanka has been obtained.

7. Close collaboration with Indonesia Resident Mission and relevant Government authorities in Indonesia has been initiated.

8. Preparatory work on case studies in Sri Lanka was initiated by identifying an investment project under development which the TA activities would support.

9. Preparations for first country missions to Indonesia and Sri Lanka are underway.

10. TA minor change in scope approved on 02 March 2018. The change in scope addressed budgetary and implementation concerns related to the Consulting Joint Venture (i.e., ICEM Asia Limited and ADPC), specifically, the re-allocation of resources under Centers of Excellence institutions cost item to (i) Consultants cost item (Remuneration and per diem, International and local travel, and Reports and communications); (ii) Training, seminars, and conferences; and (iii) include Equipment as a new cost item. The changes are to cover the cost estimates indicated in the contract agreement between ADB and the Consulting Joint Venture. Also, the minor change in scope modified activities associated to budget line Training, seminars, and conferences, to include three regional workshops, one TA workshop in Manila, and two rounds of national consultations in each of the three pilot countries in the budget. In addition, it assigned the administration and management of International consultants and the DMC national consultants to the Consulting Joint Venture, and modified one of the outcomes in TA Output 2 GIS web-based information platform produced into a web-based interactive geospatial database and analytical decision support tool.

11. TA is collaborating with the Enhanced Water Security Investment Project (EWSIP) (Project Officer: Eric Quincieu) in Indonesia and TRTA 51122-001: Preparing Power System Reliability Strengthening Project (Project Officer: Aiming Zhou) in Sri Lanka. TA will provide technical inputs to the projects regarding climate risk and adaptation assessments, and its case study activities in Indonesia and Sri Lanka will place a special focus on issues related to the water and energy sectors, respectively.

13. TA will perform hydraulic and hydraulic modeling in Cimanuk and Belawan-Ular-Padang in Indonesia, the outputs of which will be used as inputs by the EWSIP in its activities. Similar modeling activity will be performed in Sri Lanka when case study areas have been finalized.

14. TA team led by Xianfu Lu, joined by Charles Rodgers and Sining Cuevas, together with ICEM, conducted its first mission to Jakarta, Indonesia on 9-13 July 2018. BAPPENAS (Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning) was TA9191's counterpart agency in Indonesia and the Ministry supported the TA by facilitating meetings between the TA team and various government agencies during the mission and by hosting the Consultation Workshop on Climate Change and Critical Infrastructure in Indonesia held on 12 July 2018.

15. ICEM is closely coordinating with BAPPENAS to move forward with the in-country activities that were agreed on during the first national consultation mission.

16. No Objection from the Government of Viet Nam has been obtained. Preparations for first country mission to Viet Nam are underway.

17. A paper entitled _Methodology to Identify Critical Infrastructure_ is being drafted by ICEM.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Sinha Roy, Arghya
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Sep 2016
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 30 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2018

TA 9191-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 30 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 30 Sep 2016 772,340.37

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
TA Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Sep 2019 23 Sep 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Research and Development Technical Assistance 9191 24 Jul 2017 ICEM ASIA LIMITED(HONG KONG, CHINA) in association with ASIAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CENTER (ADPC)(THAILAND) Suite 2006, 20th floor, 340 Queen's Road CENTRAL HONG KONG HONG KONG, CHINA Asian Development Bank 996,903.00

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