Regional: Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange for Transport Projects in South Asia
The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and implementation support to a number of projects in SARD DMCs, as well as implement knowledge exchange and capacity building activities for a number of executing agencies and implementing agencies. The TA will also support the development and implementation of innovative features in at least four projects being implemented in 2018 -2020 or proposed for approval in 2019- 2020. Innovative features such as road and rail safety, engineering design, resettlement and rehabilitation, environmental issues, disaster risk management including climate change risks, gender mainstreaming, communication, asset management, and project finance, will be accomplished through knowledge exchange, collaborative learning, or South-South partnership.
Millendez-Bombay, Maria Iris D.
South Asia Department
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|Project Name||Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange for Transport Projects in South Asia|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|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
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation and implementation support to a number of projects in SARD DMCs, as well as implement knowledge exchange and capacity building activities for a number of executing agencies and implementing agencies. The TA will also support the development and implementation of innovative features in at least four projects being implemented in 2018 -2020 or proposed for approval in 2019- 2020. Innovative features such as road and rail safety, engineering design, resettlement and rehabilitation, environmental issues, disaster risk management including climate change risks, gender mainstreaming, communication, asset management, and project finance, will be accomplished through knowledge exchange, collaborative learning, or South-South partnership.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Common issues and challenges within and among the SARD DMCs bring tremendous opportunities for regional cooperation, collaborative learning and South-South collaboration. Under the standard framework of investment projects and TAs where resource packaging is largely project-focused and country-focused, it is difficult to exchange knowledge and expertise on regional and global best practices which is often more efficient and more likely to bring successful results. There are limited avenues for government officials to collaborate with NGOs, think tanks or the private sector within and outside South Asia on topics such as road and rail safety, engineering design, resettlement and rehabilitation, environment management, climate resilience, gender mainstreaming, asset management, and project finance. Hence, this proposed TA facility will enhance the capacity of government agencies in South Asia to design and implement innovative features in transport projects that are scheduled for approval in 2019-2022 or are under implementation in 2018-2022.|
|Impact||Improved regional cooperation on innovative ideas and knowledge exchange amongst SARD countries in the transport sector|
|Description of Outcome||Improved capacity of government agencies and ADB for implementing innovative ideas (including knowledge exchange) in transport projects in SARD|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Innovative features developed and implemented in Transport Projects
Knowledge Exchange and Collaborative Activities Implemented
Knowledge products prepared
Capacity building support provided to Transport Executing Agencies
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Thirty (30) individual consultants in areas of transport: road and/or rail safety, engineering design, resettlement and rehabilitation, environmental issues, disaster risk management including climate change risks, gender mainstreaming, communication, procurement, asset management and project finance have been engaged. A consulting firm has also been engaged for the pilot testing of sensor system for prevention of elephant-train collisions in Bangladesh project using quality and cost-based selection with a 90:10 quality cost ratio. ADB will engage the consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions or TA staff instructions.|
|Procurement||Equipment such as optical cameras, thermal camera, seismic sensors and acoustic sensors have been procured for detecting elephant presence near railway tracks. These will be turned over to ADB or the implementing Agency at the end of the Project.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Millendez-Bombay, Maria Iris D.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||17 Jul 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||24 Nov 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Jul 2018||-||17 Jul 2018||31 Dec 2020||31 Dec 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,916,000.00||500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,416,000.00||17 Jun 2022||2,099,650.25|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange for Transport Projects in South Asia: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Poverty Reduction Specialist (Social Development)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 May 2021||12 May 2021|
|Social Development and Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Apr 2021||05 May 2021|
|Biodiversity Expert (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Feb 2021||05 Mar 2021|
|Environment Specialist (international)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Feb 2021||04 Mar 2021|
|Procurement Specialist (International)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Dec 2020||16 Dec 2020|
|Heritage Consultant||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Oct 2020||23 Oct 2020|
|Environment Expert (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Apr 2020||27 Apr 2020|
|Social Development Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Apr 2020||30 Apr 2020|
|Social Development Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Apr 2020||14 Apr 2020|
|Financial Management (and Sustainability)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Feb 2020||03 Mar 2020|
|Civil Engineer (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Feb 2020||17 Feb 2020|
|Cost Estimator/Quantity Surveyor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Feb 2020||14 Feb 2020|
|Biodiversity Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Jan 2020||12 Feb 2020|
|Transport Economist (PCR)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Dec 2019||03 Jan 2020|
|Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Dec 2019||27 Jan 2020|
|Pilot Testing of Sensor System for Prevention of Elephant-Train Collisions (BAN: Chittagong-Cox's Bazaar Rail Project)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||11 Dec 2019||29 Feb 2020|
|Transport Economist (PCR)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Dec 2019||13 Dec 2019|
|Environment Specialist (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Nov 2019||20 Nov 2019|
|International WildlifeExpert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Oct 2019||18 Oct 2019|
|Transport Economist (Roads) (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Jul 2019||22 Jul 2019|
|Procurement Specialist (Airport Engineering)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||09 Jul 2019||15 Jul 2019|
|Environment Specialist (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Jun 2019||14 Jun 2019|
|Social Development Specialist (Safeguards)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||16 Apr 2019||06 May 2019|
|Social Development Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Apr 2019||19 Apr 2019|
|Project Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Apr 2019||19 Apr 2019|
|Environment Specialist (International)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Apr 2019||18 Apr 2019|
|Environment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Mar 2019||01 Apr 2019|
|International Environmental Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jan 2019||01 Feb 2019|
|Disaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Oct 2018||26 Oct 2018|
|Project Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Jul 2018||06 Aug 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9549||18 Aug 2020||BERNARD Gruppe ZT GmbH(AUSTRIA) in association with Actes Bernard GmbH() | Bahnhofstrasse 19 Hall in Tyrol, Austria||Asian Development Bank||772,083.00||—|
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