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 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
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6889-REG: Southeast Asia Aviation: COVID-19 Impact and Short-term Strategy
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Air transport

Gender
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

A consultation webinar was conducted on 11 October 2022 with key stakeholders, and all participants reported the recommendations made in the study are helpful.

A knowledge product titled Landscape Study on Southeast Asia's Aviation Industry was published in May 2023. 2 knowledge sharing webinars to disseminate the knowledge product after its publication were conducted on 15 and 16 June 2023. There are more than 100 participants in each webinar, and all participants reported satisfaction of the webinar, indicating their enhanced knowledge by attending the webinar.

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)

1a. A landscape study was published on ADB website with analysis/case studies of 7 DMCs on aviation sector.

1b. 20 recommendations on post pandemic strategies for aviation sector recovery were made in the study.

2a. A knowledge product titled Landscape Study on Southeast Asia's Aviation Industry was published in May 2023.

2b. 2 knowledge sharing webinars to disseminate the knowledge product after its publication were conducted on 15 and 16 June 2023.

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
N/A
During Project Implementation
A draft version of study was shared with key stakeholders in September 2022. In addition, a consultation webinar was conducted on 11 October 2022 with key stakeholders in both public and private sectors to get their comments. The comments and feedback were considered in the final publication.

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.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Luo, Yidan
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
05 Nov 2021 to 05 Nov 2021
MRM
-
Approval
17 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
18 Jul 2023

Funding

TA 6889-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 30 Nov 2022 31 Aug 2023 18 Jul 2023
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
09 Sep 2023 181,968.93

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Aviation Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Aviation Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.