Regional : Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility

Sovereign Project | 52084-001

The regional transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation support and capacity building to a series of ensuing transport sector projects in Southeast Asian countries, comprising (i) Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2 (Cambodia); (ii) Bataan-Cavite Bridge Project (Philippines); (iii) Laguna Lakeside Road Project (Philippines); (iv) Manila Mass Rapid Transit Line 4 (Philippines); (v) Metro Manila Bridges Project (Philippines); and (vi) National Railway Improvement (Thailand). The TA facility and all ensuing projects are included in the draft Country Operations Business Plans (COBP) 2019-2021 for Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines.

Project Details

Project Name
Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility
Project Number
52084-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Cambodia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9631-REG: Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Air transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Urban public transport

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The regional transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation support and capacity building to a series of ensuing transport sector projects in Southeast Asian countries, comprising (i) Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2 (Cambodia); (ii) Bataan-Cavite Bridge Project (Philippines); (iii) Laguna Lakeside Road Project (Philippines); (iv) Manila Mass Rapid Transit Line 4 (Philippines); (v) Metro Manila Bridges Project (Philippines); and (vi) National Railway Improvement (Thailand). The TA facility and all ensuing projects are included in the draft Country Operations Business Plans (COBP) 2019-2021 for Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Vision 2030 of the Southeast Asia Department's (SERD) aims for ADB becoming the go-to partner in Southeast Asia by improving the efficiency of delivery mechanisms, providing innovative finance and knowledge solutions. To address needs of developing member countries for a higher number of larger, innovative and more technical complex projects, the transport sector pipeline for 2019-2021 includes 27 new loan and periodic financing request approvals for the years 2019-2021 with an estimated loan amount of $7.2 billion and over $12 billion on a facility basis. This is a significant increase of the portfolio from the existing 55 loans and grants with a cumulative effective loan amount of $5.3 billion. The pipeline is on one side expanding into new subsectors such as railways, road tunnels and air transport in Thailand and large bridges and railway infrastructure investments in the Philippines. On the other hand, more traditional road projects in Cambodia and Lao PDR shall increase in size of project for better relevance of ADB's investment and reduced transaction cost. Therefore, these projects are proposed to be financed as larger investment programs through multitranche financing facilities (MFF) adopting the timeslicing approach. While these MFF are more complex in preparation and implementation, they will ensure a long-term relationship with the government and help improve the disbursement ratio.

This significant increase in portfolio size will come together with a reduction of the number of projects financed, hence the individual projects will increase in size and complexity. Therefore, efforts to increase project readiness while preparing these more complex and larger projects must be taken, while at the same time, the portfolio performance needs to be improved. In 2017, the disbursement ratio for the transport sector in Southeast Asia was at 15%, which is below ADB's and SERD's target, the cumulative amount for contract awards and disbursements is $3.2 billion (60 %) and $2.3 billion (43 %) respectively as of 20 August 2018. This indicates that more emphasis must be drawn on project preparation and project implementation for the significantly increasing portfolio to avoid start-up delays such as often phased in procurement or safeguards implementation of newly approved projects.

Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Cambodia - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide, Manila, Province of Bataan, Province of Cavite, Province of Laguna; Thailand - Nation-wide, Bangkok

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 the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Consulting firms will be engaged following either the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 due to the complexity of the ensuing projects and the requirement for specialized consulting firms. Individual international consultants and consultant firms, to the extent possible, will be engaged to support the preparation of more than one project. The consultants will consist of transport specialists as primary experts, including engineers, economic, financial, procurement, social, environmental, gender expertise, and other experts as required. The experts will have experience in their respective fields and demonstrate sound technical knowledge of road, rail and air transport sector. Consulting contracts are proposed for advance contracting.
Procurement
Procurement of assets is not planned under this TA.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Tawisook, Witoon
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
16 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
29 Sep 2022

Funding

TA 9631-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2021 15 Nov 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
01 Apr 2024 3,369,281.27

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

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In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

Title Document Type Document Date
Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2018

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.



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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Capacity Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Structural Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
International Transport Planner Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International Biodiversity Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International Transport Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Rolling Stock Capacity Building Firm - Consulting Closed
International Environmental Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International Climate Change Expert (Adaptation) Individual - Consulting Closed
TA Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Local Legal Counsel Firm - Consulting Closed
Transport Sector Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Transport Sector and Policy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (Environmental Assessment Review) Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Transport Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Specialist (Marine Ecologist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Resettlement Specialist, CAM: Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed
National Safeguard and Resettlement Specialist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Railway Standardization & Interoperability Expert - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Cable Car System - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Solar Power Plant - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Firm - Consulting Closed
International Financial Management Specialist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Transport Planner - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
National Communications Expert - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Procurement Specialist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Safeguard and Resettlement Specialist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environment Expert - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Climate Change Expert - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Transport Economist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist (Gender Due Diligence) - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Railway Operations Expert -- Metro Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Transport Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Proj Prep - SN GMS TNIP2 Project (Firm) Firm - Consulting Closed
National Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment and Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment and Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development and Resettlement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
National Biodiversity and Bird Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Biodiversity and Bird Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development and Resettlement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility (CAMBODIA/IRNIP - International Gender Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed
Thailand: Railway Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender and Universal Access Individual - Consulting Closed
National Assistant RETA Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Railway Advisor (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Transport Projects Coordination Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Survey Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
CAMBODIA/Integrated Road Network Improvement Project Preparation Firm - Consulting Closed
Senior Transport Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Social Safeguards Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
National Social Safeguards Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9631 16 Dec 2022 Jacobs Projects, Inc. (PHILIPPINES) | 16th Floor, South Tower, Rockwell Business Center, Sheridan Street Barangay Highway Hills Mandaluyong, NCR, Philippines 1550 Asian Development Bank 231,970.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9631 10 Jul 2019 EGIS INTERNATIONAL (FRANCE) | 78 ALEE JOHN NAPIER, 34965 MONTPELLIER C 15,avenue du Cent re Saint-Quentin-en-Yv Cedex, France 78286 Asian Development Bank 789,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.