Developing South Asian Livable Cities Facility (ADB-42173-015)

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 7, 2019
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 30, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 8, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide (i) project preparation support to a series of ensuing urban sector projects in South Asia during 2019-2022; and (ii) capacity building and project implementation support to a series of ongoing projects. The ensuing projects being prepared by the urban development and water division of South Asia are aligned with Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Strategy 2030 with an operational priority of building livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive and resilient. The projects will contribute to integrated, sustainable and smart urban development in the region, promote and showcase innovations, and thus require corresponding technical, safeguard, governance, financial management, and economic due diligence in addition to advance contracting and readiness requirements set by the developing member countries in South Asia and ADB to ensure efficient implementation. Large efficiency gains can be achieved by utilizing a combined facility approach for the development of multiple projects under a single cost center."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Shinjini Mehta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


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