Regional: Southeast Asia Aviation: COVID-19 Impact and Short-term Strategy

Sovereign Project | 55319-001

The regional technical assistance will carry out a landscape study of aviation industry for the Southeast Asia region, covering pre COVID-19 development and COVID-19 impact, and forecasting the passenger and freight demand in different recovery scenarios with recommended policy and strategy. Events such as workshops and seminars will then be organized to present and share the initiatives to the stakeholders in DMCs.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Luo, Yidan
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Southeast Asia Aviation: COVID-19 Impact and Short-term Strategy
Project Number 55319-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Philippines
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6889-REG: Southeast Asia Aviation: COVID-19 Impact and Short-term Strategy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Air transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The regional technical assistance will carry out a landscape study of aviation industry for the Southeast Asia region, covering pre COVID-19 development and COVID-19 impact, and forecasting the passenger and freight demand in different recovery scenarios with recommended policy and strategy. Events such as workshops and seminars will then be organized to present and share the initiatives to the stakeholders in DMCs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had a devastating impact on the global aviation industry, as nearly all air travel were adversely affected by measures such as border closures, entry restrictions, quarantine requirements and domestic travel restrictions. Globally, the total number of flights is estimated to decline by about 58% in 2020 compared to 2019 with volume of air passengers declined more than 60%. It is estimated that more than half of the aviation related jobs across economies are at risk in 2020, which put at risks the livelihoods of 46 million people. Southeast Asia countries were no exception as several countries implemented bans on international and domestic air travel to contain the spread of the COVID-19. International aviation activity in the region was estimated to have decreased by 70% in 2020 compared to 2019, while domestic aviation fared a bit better with reduction in aviation activity of 33% compared to 2019.

To address the challenges associated with the pandemic while also ensuring recovery of the aviation industry and economy, DMCs will need to introduce a balance response between interventions that safeguard the public health and stimulate the air traffic recovery. This TA aims to: (i) gather information on the current Southeast Asia aviation landscape and (ii) identify and prepare for immediate/short-term priority plans. This will provide the first step in strengthening the planning for aviation recovery.

Impact

Economic growth through aviation industry recovery

Fostering regional cooperation and integration

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Knowledge and capacity for preparing and implementing strategic plans for the aviation sector improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Short-term policy and strategy recommendations for the aviation sector's post-COVID-19 recovery developed

Knowledge sharing among Southeast Asian DMCs promoted

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - 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 Individual consultants (one aviation planning consultant and one aviation finance consultant, both international). Transport and Communications Division of ADB's Southeast Asia Regional Department will engage consultants and carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.
Procurement no anticipated procurement of goods or works.
Responsible ADB Officer Luo, Yidan
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 05 Nov 2021 to 05 Nov 2021
MRM -
Approval 17 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Dec 2021

TA 6889-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 30 Nov 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 17 Jun 2022 32,725.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Aviation Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Dec 2021 05 Jan 2022
Aviation Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Dec 2021 05 Jan 2022

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