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, initially comprising (i) Second Road Network Improvement Project (Cambodia); (ii)

Additional Financing to Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Transport Network

Improvement Project (Lao People's Democratic Republic); (iii) Bataan Cavite Bridge Project

(Philippines); (iv) Laguna Lakeside Road Project (Philippines); (v) Manila Mass Rapid Transit

Line 4 (Philippines); (vi) Bangkok Urban Transport Development - West Orange Line (Thailand);

(vii) Regional Airports Improvement Project (Thailand); and (viii) Tak Mae Sot Road Tunnel

Project (Thailand). The TA facility and all ensuing projects are included in the draft Country

Operations Business Plans (COBP) 2019 2021 for Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic,

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Sakai, Tsuneyuki
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility
Project Number 52084-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cambodia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
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
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 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, initially comprising (i) Second Road Network Improvement Project (Cambodia); (ii)

Additional Financing to Second Northern Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Transport Network

Improvement Project (Lao People's Democratic Republic); (iii) Bataan Cavite Bridge Project

(Philippines); (iv) Laguna Lakeside Road Project (Philippines); (v) Manila Mass Rapid Transit

Line 4 (Philippines); (vi) Bangkok Urban Transport Development - West Orange Line (Thailand);

(vii) Regional Airports Improvement Project (Thailand); and (viii) Tak Mae Sot Road Tunnel

Project (Thailand). The TA facility and all ensuing projects are included in the draft Country

Operations Business Plans (COBP) 2019 2021 for Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic,

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; Lao People's Democratic Republic - 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.
Responsible ADB Officer Sakai, Tsuneyuki
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2021

TA 9631-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2021 15 Nov 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00 17 Jun 2022 2,219,092.97

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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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
National Resettlement Specialist, CAM: Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022
National Safeguard and Resettlement Specialist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jun 2022 11 Jul 2022
International Railway Standardization & Interoperability Expert - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jun 2022 07 Jul 2022
Solar Power Plant - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Jun 2022 05 Jul 2022
Cable Car System - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Jun 2022 05 Jul 2022
International Financial Management Specialist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jun 2022 27 Jun 2022
International Transport Planner - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jun 2022 27 Jun 2022
National Communications Expert - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2022
International Procurement Specialist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 19 May 2022 08 Jun 2022
International Safeguard and Resettlement Specialist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 06 May 2022 26 May 2022
International Transport Economist - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Apr 2022 28 Apr 2022
National Environment Expert - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Apr 2022 18 Apr 2022
International Climate Change Expert - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Apr 2022 18 Apr 2022
Gender Specialist (Gender Due Diligence) - Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2022 12 Apr 2022
Railway Operations Expert -- Metro Manila MRT Line 4 Project Individual - Consulting Closed 26 May 2021 19 Jun 2021
Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Feb 2021 18 Feb 2021
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Dec 2020 01 Jan 2021
Transport Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2020 04 Oct 2020
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020
Proj Prep - SN GMS TNIP2 Project (Firm) Firm - Consulting Closed 16 Sep 2020 15 Oct 2020
National Gender Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Jul 2019 19 Jul 2019
National Biodiversity and Bird Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2019 26 May 2019
Social Development and Resettlement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2019 26 May 2019
Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility (CAMBODIA/IRNIP - International Gender Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2019 26 May 2019
Social Development and Resettlement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2019 26 May 2019
Environment and Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2019 26 May 2019
Environment and Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2019 26 May 2019
Biodiversity and Bird Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2019 26 May 2019
Thailand: Railway Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 May 2019 15 May 2019
Gender and Universal Access Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2019 05 May 2019
National Assistant RETA Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2019 01 May 2019
Railway Advisor (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2019 01 May 2019
Transport Projects Coordination Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Apr 2019 18 Apr 2019
Social Survey Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Mar 2019 13 Mar 2019
CAMBODIA/Integrated Road Network Improvement Project Preparation Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Feb 2019 16 Mar 2019
Senior Transport Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Feb 2019 13 Feb 2019
International Social Safeguards Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jan 2019 28 Jan 2019
National Social Safeguards Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Dec 2018 06 Jan 2019

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 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.