Regional : Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility
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.
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|Project Name||Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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 Equity and Mainstreaming||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.
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|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|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sakai, Tsuneyuki|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
|Approval||16 Nov 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Nov 2018||-||16 Nov 2018||31 Dec 2021||15 Nov 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5,000,000.00||09 Mar 2023||2,289,852.08|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2018|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Soil Bioengineering for Infrastructure Development in Cambodia: A Study on Vetiver Grass and Liquid Soil Catalysts for Road Projects||Reports||Mar 2022|
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|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||—|
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