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India: Supporting Logistics Sector Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52062-001 Status: Active

The technical assistance (TA) will support the preparation, dissemination, and timely application of analytical studies relating to the development of the logistics sector in India. The TA will allow Asian Development Bank (ADB) to swiftly and adaptably respond to India's demand for just-in-time knowledge support on the challenges and strategies faced by its logistics sector. The TA will also provide capacity building assistance to effectively implement the outputs of analytical findings.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jeong, Hoe Yun South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Supporting Logistics Sector Development
Project Number 52062-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9555-IND: Supporting Logistics Sector Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 1.00 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Public sector management / Public administration

Transport / Multimodal logistics

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The technical assistance (TA) will support the preparation, dissemination, and timely application of analytical studies relating to the development of the logistics sector in India. The TA will allow Asian Development Bank (ADB) to swiftly and adaptably respond to India's demand for just-in-time knowledge support on the challenges and strategies faced by its logistics sector. The TA will also provide capacity building assistance to effectively implement the outputs of analytical findings.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The logistics sector in India is currently less efficient compared to its peer countries. Two main causes include (i) lack of a comprehensive development strategy for the logistics sector with a slew of factors constraining its development, and (ii) limited capacity of government to design and implement comprehensive strategies on logistics.
Impact Logistics efficiency improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome National integrated logistics development plan approved
Progress Toward Outcome

The National Logistics Policy has been approved by Commerce and Industry Minister and has been submitted to Cabinet for final approval before it can be formally released by GoI. The following key areas have been covered:

1. Unified Policy and Regulatory Environment

2. Interconnected Infrastructure (National Master Plan, State Master Plan, Urban and Rural Logistics, National multimodal facilities, and warehousing grid)

3. Complete Digital Transformation including Simplification and streamlining of processes

4. Holistic Skilling Ecosystem to assess and meet current and future skill gaps

5. Optimal synergetic use specific to sectors

6. Better Logistics for International Trade

7. Support Resilience, sustainability and innovation in Logistics

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

National integrated logistics development plan prepared

Capacity building on implementation of national integrated logistics development plan provided

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

Project plan outlines have been prepared for different pillars of the integrated development plan and are under different stages of implementation. Key initiatives which serve as critical building blocks of the integrated logistics development plan are in implementation phase. The following projects address capacity building issues in their key areas:

1. Development and Implementation of Risk Management Systems for Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) for faster clearances for EXIM trade.

2. Self-Improvement Toolkit for Process Mapping at Ports and Airports for benchmarking port performance over time.

3. Primer on Smart Road Enforcement for helping states develop a Tech Enabled and Risk Management Based System for On-Road Compliance of Freight

4. Data Integration and Analytics Project: Technical support to the India Logistics Platform integrating all logistics related digital portals and IT solutions to provide a unified interface to all stakeholders. Support in design of National Logistics Dashboard to enable real-time monitoring of operational performance and asset utilization to optimize use, and plan for future infrastructure development

5. Recommendatory guidelines and standards for Warehousing and related Physical Assets in Logistics Sector and development of Model Concession Agreement for PPP in Multi modal Park Development

6. Approval processes applicable to warehousing and its governance structure. A primer to rationalize the approval process and make it time bound would emerge out of this activity, and might be integral to State Logistics Masterplan and discussions with states

7. National Warehousing Register: GIS based register of warehouses with key attributes to facilitate businesses find the right warehouse in the locations they are interested in. Will also add to visibility to exact capacity by type and scope of warehouses in the country

8. National Multi-modal Grid: Development of strategy for governance, government support for development, development of MMLPs, and MCA for PPPs

9. Comparative analysis of Port Worker Training in India and Korea, including gap analysis and institutional differences. Recommendations on how to address key gaps and potential cooperation between India and Korea (in partnership with MoPSW)

10. Secure Logistics Document Exchange (SLDE): A secure document exchange platform that will eliminate paper flows and facilitate trade. Would support adoption of e Bill of Lading

11. Rail Parcel Development: Strategy paper for development of e-commerce related parcel business for railways. Ministry of Railways to suggest how we can support implementation of recommendations

12. Coastal Shipping Report: Analysis of challenges and recommendations on how to increase Coastal share of freight, with specific sectoral strategies. Prepared in partnership with MoPSW)

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Assam, Bengaluru
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 ADB will engage a number of individual consultants for the implementation of TA activities. 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 and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Jeong, Hoe Yun
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Mar 2018
Fact Finding 11 Apr 2018 to 12 Apr 2018
MRM -
Approval 01 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Dec 2020

TA 9555-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Aug 2018 24 Sep 2018 24 Sep 2018 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 01 Aug 2018 864,100.78

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (IT System Design Expert for Secured Logistics Document Exchange) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2020 27 Nov 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Warehouse E-Registry) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2020 27 Nov 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (IT System Design Expert for Trucking Platform) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2020 27 Nov 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Transport and Supply Chain Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Logistics Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Industry & Trade Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Rail Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2020 25 Nov 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Logistic Expert and Advisor) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Oct 2020 03 Nov 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Economist Researcher) Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Aug 2020 17 Aug 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Film and Digital Content Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (IT Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jun 2020 16 Jun 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Cross-Cutting Infrastructure and Financial Modeling Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2020 11 Mar 2020
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Trade Facilitation and Regulatory Advisor) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Nov 2019 18 Nov 2019
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (Customs Business Process and Risk Management Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Nov 2019 18 Nov 2019
Supporting Logistics Sector Development (IT System Design Expert ) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Nov 2019 18 Nov 2019
Supporting Logistics Sector Development Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019
Supporting Logistics Sector Development Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2019 08 Aug 2019
Logistics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2019
Maritime Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jan 2019 06 Jan 2019
Logistics Sector Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Oct 2018 23 Oct 2018
Logistics Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2018 04 Oct 2018
Logistics and Corridor Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2018 04 Oct 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.