The Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund (IDRM Fund) is administered by ADB on behalf of its financing partner, the Government of Canada, and with an implementation period of March 2013-March 2020. As ADB prepares to close the Fund, documenting and sharing lessons learned among stakeholders in Southeast Asia is a priority.
The proposed transaction is a THB billion investment (approximately $95 million equivalent) cornerstone investment into Energy Absolute's ("EA") maiden THB10 billion certified green bond issuance. The bond's proceeds will be used for the refinancing of EA's 260 MW Hanuman Wind Farm in Chaiyaphum Province in northeastern Thailand, which achieved COD in April 2019.
The regional transaction TA facility will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects in Central Asia, comprising: (i) Power Distribution Enhancement, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects in the Kyrgyz Republic; and (ii) Power Sector Development Program in the Republic of Tajikistan. In addition, the TA Facility will provide high-level screening, due diligence and formulation of the components for the Sector Development Project in Kazakhstan.
The TA aims to address the needs of the member states and the secretariat of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to advance regional cooperation and integration (RCI) among member states in select thematic areas
The proposed regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the development of a comprehensive framework to promote tourism development and cooperation in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region, including through the formulation of a CAREC tourism strategy leading to 2030 and an integrated investment action plan with concrete projects to be implemented over the strategy period. The TA will also seek to enhance the capacity of tourism agencies and promote dialogue between public and private tourism stakeholders in the region.
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the implementation of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Transport Strategy Plans, which will continue to promote regional cooperation through competitive and sustainable transport corridors. This TA builds on and continues the work under TA 8789-REG and TA 8804-REG which have significantly advanced knowledge exchange in transport within the CAREC region and supported the critical role of ADB as the CAREC Secretariat.
This is the second subproject which is being launched simultaneously with the first subproject _Modernization of Coordinating Dispatch Center Energiya (CDC)_. The technical assistance (TA) subproject will have the following outcome: cross-border clean energy trade increased using high-level technology (HLT) by CDC. Specifically, the subproject 2 outcome will contribute to the cluster TA outcome indicators (a) at least 11,000 million kilowatt-hours trade within CAPS annually and (b) at least additional 5,587,560 tCO2 reduction in emission achieved.
The TA will support the implementation of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Integrated Trade Agenda (CITA) 2030 under the framework of CAREC 2030 Strategy - specifically, the three-year rolling strategic action plan of CITA.
The technical assistance (TA) subproject will have the following outcome: cross-border clean energy trade increased using high-level technology (HLT) by coordinating dispatch center (CDC) Energiya. The HLT will replace manual processes to allow CDC to operate in a real-time regime.
Subproject B is part of the cluster regional capacity development technical assistance (TA) that supports the banking and finance sectors in developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve the implementation of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulatory measures, and strengthen the capacity of domestic banks and nonbank financial institutions (NBFIs) to comply with the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
This knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will help facilitate procurement and project management capacity by providing hands-on support to Central and West Asia developing member countries' (DMCs) executing agencies (EAs), implementing agencies (IAs), and project implementation units (PIUs) in key stages of the procurement processes and contract management, project management, as well as financial management.
The use of information and communication technologies in agriculture (alternatively referred to as eAgriculture) to improve access to information on (i) market data and analysis, (ii) area specific weather alerts, and (iii) improved technologies and techniques have increased productivity, efficiency and profitability of stakeholders along value chains. A properly set up and financially sustainable eAgriculture system through public-private partnership business model is essential for upscaling and sustaining the services.
This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster will support developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in effectively identifying high-level technology (HLT) solutions for development projects. The TA cluster will enable collaborations with technology providers from the public and private sectors, academia, and research institutes, while building capacity in DMCs to develop sustainable projects and programs with HLT applications.
The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster will support an increase in regional power trade among Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan by (i) modernizing the coordinating dispatch center (CDC) Energiya, which coordinates power flow between the national electricity grids of the Central Asian power system (CAPS), to enhance its technical capacity; (ii) identifying the technical obstacles to power trade for CAPS, and proposing and coordinating solutions to overcome them for each country; and (iii) supporting the expans
The project is aligned with the following impact: improved health status and well-being of mothers and children in the project districts. The project will have the following outcome: improved coverage of women and children with quality maternal and child health (MCH) services in the project districts. Project districts are: Fayzobod, Rasht and Shamsiddin Shohin.