51314-001: Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange for Transport Projects in South Asia | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange for Transport Projects in South Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51314-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Yangzom, Karma South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange for Transport Projects in South Asia
Project Number 51314-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9549-REG: Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange for Transport Projects in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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 2019-2020 or are under implementation in 2018-2020.
Impact Improved regional cooperation on innovative ideas and knowledge exchange amongst SARD countries in the transport sector
Project Outcome
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
Implementation Progress
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will provide approximately 58 person-months of individual consulting services and 21 person-months of firm-based consulting services in the following areas under 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. Consultancy firms or knowledge institutions or think tanks will also be recruited 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 to be procured are those necessary for implementing innovative ideas such as sensor system required for detecting elephant presence near railway tracks. Equipment will be procured by consultants and handed over to the executing agency and/or implementing agency upon TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Yangzom, Karma
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 17 Jul 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Jul 2018

TA 9549-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Jul 2018 - 17 Jul 2018 31 Dec 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 17 Jul 2018 28,626.40

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
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

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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