Support for the Establishment of the Greater Mekong Railway Association (ADB-42518-023)

Countries
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Canceled
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Dec 4, 2013
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Borrower
Regional
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Sectors
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.23 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 Nov 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 4, 2015


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Project Description
According to ADB website, to meet the objective of improving railway connectivity to promote efficient, safe, and environmentally-sustainable transport of goods and people within and beyond the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), a GMS railway coordination body, the Greater Mekong Railway Association, will be established to develop railway institutional capacity in respective GMS countries (Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam), as well as support railway connectivity and inter-operability. The expected impact of the TA is to improve railway connectivity to promote efficient, safe, and environmentally-sustainable rail transport in GMS countries.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Leather, James Southeast Asia Department No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main