The proposed Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility Phase 2, a regional transaction technical assistance facility (TA Facility), will provide project preparation support and capacity building for a series of ensuing investment projects in the transport sector in Southeast Asian developing member countries (DMCs), initially comprising the following nine projects: (i) Railway Development Project (Indonesia); (ii) Railway Modernization Project (Myanmar); (iii) Additional Financing to Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Highway Modernization Project (Myanmar); (iv) Davao Public Transport Modernization Project (Philippines); (v) Additional Financing to GMS Highway Expansion Phase 2 Project (Thailand); (vi) Road Network Sustainability Project (Timor-Leste); (vii) Dili Airport Upgrading Project (Timor-Leste); (viii) Public Transport Project (Timor-Leste); and (ix) Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 Project (Viet Nam).
|Project Name||Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility Phase 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Air transport - Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban) - Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility Phase 2, a regional transaction technical assistance facility (TA Facility), will provide project preparation support and capacity building for a series of ensuing investment projects in the transport sector in Southeast Asian developing member countries (DMCs), initially comprising the following nine projects: (i) Railway Development Project (Indonesia); (ii) Railway Modernization Project (Myanmar); (iii) Additional Financing to Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Highway Modernization Project (Myanmar); (iv) Davao Public Transport Modernization Project (Philippines); (v) Additional Financing to GMS Highway Expansion Phase 2 Project (Thailand); (vi) Road Network Sustainability Project (Timor-Leste); (vii) Dili Airport Upgrading Project (Timor-Leste); (viii) Public Transport Project (Timor-Leste); and (ix) Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 Project (Viet Nam). The TA Facility is listed in the respective Country Operations Business Plans (COBPs) 2020-2022 for Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
In addition to providing support for the ensuing projects included in the relevant COBPs for the period 2020-2022 (para. 1), the proposed TA Facility will also provide due diligence and capacity building support, as needed, to those ensuing projects included in the COBPs for the period 2019-2021 (para. 2) and other ongoing projects. ADB's prompt and seamless support from project processing to implementation will allow the executing and implementing agencies to ensure high project readiness, help to attract private sectors' participation in the ensuing projects, and develop quality and efficient transport systems and sustainable system operation.
Need for expertise and capacity development. In subsectors such as railways, public transport, and aviation, the executing and implementing agencies usually do not have comprehensive knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of efficient operating, climate-friendly, and disaster-resilient systems. These systems are built on non-motorized transport, an integrated fare system, transit-oriented development, efficient operation and maintenance, and the management of complex interfaces with numerous packages/elements and other transport systems. The lack of knowledge and experience of the executing and implementing agencies may lead to inefficient system designs and implementation delays, and result in unsustainable transport system operation.
To effectively process ensuing projects and prevent implementation delays and poor project performance, it is necessary to improve project readiness by promptly meeting ADB requirements on: (i) recruitment of consultants; (ii) procurement of goods and works contracts; (iii) safeguards implementation, monitoring, and reporting; (iv) other thematic areas, such as climate change, governance, and gender; and (v) contract management and construction supervision.
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|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Indonesia - Nation-wide, Indonesia; Myanmar - Nation-wide, Myanmar; Philippines - Nation-wide, Philippines; Thailand - Nation-wide, Thailand; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide, Timor-Leste; Viet Nam - Nation-wide, Vietnam|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
ADB will engage consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The composition of the consultants for each ensuing project is identified based on the project's complexity, necessary areas for due diligence, and support to the executing and implementing agencies for technical and project management capacity strengthening. The consultants will have experience in their respective fields and demonstrate sound technical knowledge of road, rail, bus, and aviation sub-sectors.
Consulting firms will be engaged following 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 requirements for specialized consulting firms. Individual international and national consultants will be mobilized to undertake the remaining tasks for certain ensuing projects that have received due diligence support from the ongoing TA loan and transaction TAs (footnote 6), and the governments' activities.
Under a framework agreement for a pool of consultants, ADB will engage individual international consultants, including a transport economist, a procurement specialist, a financial management specialist, an environment specialist, and a climate change specialist. The individual international consultants engaged will efficiently support the preparation of more than one project and capacity building under the TA Facility. To minimize the contract administrative burden, a TA coordinator will be mobilized in SETC. The coordinator will liaise with the governments and consultants for the activities, and closely work with ADB to achieve effective TA implementation.
The consultant contracts for any package may be expanded to cover other activities and/or projects through contract variations, based on the assessment of the consultant's performance, determined by the executing agency of the ensuing project and ADB.
|Procurement||Equipment to be procured by consultants following ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated project administration instructions and TA staff instructions.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Daisuke Mizusawa|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||20 Dec 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Dec 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Dec 2019||-||20 Dec 2019||31 Dec 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5,000,000.00||20 Dec 2019||0.00|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Southeast Asia Transport Project Preparatory Facility Phase 2: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2019|
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