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Sri Lanka: Supporting Tourism Resilience

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53293-001 Status: Active

The objective of the knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) is to assist Government of Sri Lanka's efforts to build a resilient and a competitive tourism sector. The TA will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation; Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management ; and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority to train homestay operators, raise awareness and provide training, and update the tourism institute's curricula.

Project Details

Project Officer
Utsav Kumar South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Supporting Tourism Resilience
Project Number 53293-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9881-SRI: Supporting Tourism Resilience
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The objective of the knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) is to assist Government of Sri Lanka's efforts to build a resilient and a competitive tourism sector. The TA will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation; Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management ; and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority to train homestay operators, raise awareness and provide training, and update the tourism institute's curricula.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is included in ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2020-2022. The TA is a response to the government's request to support the tourism sector which was severely affected in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks on 21 April 2019.
Impact Tourist industry standards are improved, and workforce and communities are engaged
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Awareness, willingness, and capacity of communities and workforce to engage with the tourism industry enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Homestay operators trained on quality of service and their marketing skills strengthened

Awareness and knowledge on tourism among women and youth increased

SLITHM curricula updated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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

To be selected and engaged by ADB

Individual selection: 1 senior tourism education specialist: International expertise (1.2 person-months)

Individual selection: Consultants 1 program manager, 1 communication specialist, 1 homestay program coordinator, 2 hospitality specialists, 5 coaches, 1 branding specialist, 1 cluster homestay coach, 1 training program coordinator, 4 tourism and hospitality experts, 1 outreach program coordinator, 1 hospitality curriculum development expert, and 1 education expert

Resource persons 2 hospitality specialists, 3 digital marketing specialists, and 8 private sector experts: National expertise (51.0 person-months)

Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Utsav Kumar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
6th Floor,Rakshana Mandiraya,No. 21, Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02,Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Resident Mission
No. 7 Cambridge Terrace
Colombo 7, PO Box 1763
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Nov 2019
Fact Finding 16 Sep 2019 to 11 Oct 2019
MRM -
Approval 03 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Dec 2019

TA 9881-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2019 24 Dec 2019 24 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 03 Dec 2019 0.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting Tourism Resilience: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2019

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Supporting Tourism Resilience [Senior Tourism Education Specialist (International)] Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020
Supporting Tourism Resilience [Homestay Program Coordinator] Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2019 16 Dec 2019
Supporting Tourism Resilience [Training Program Coordinator] Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2019 16 Dec 2019
Supporting Tourism Resilience [Outreach Program Coordinator] Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2019 10 Dec 2019
Supporting Tourism Resilience [Program Manager] Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Nov 2019 10 Dec 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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