Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion (ADB-42518-024)

  • China
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
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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
Jun 21, 2016
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB documents, the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program Strategic Framework, 2012–2022 stresses the importance of (i) ensuring that all countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are connected to a GMS rail network by 2020, and (ii) promoting the development of a seamless rail network in the GMS as part of a regional cooperation strategy to facilitate cross-border infrastructure development

The TA is in direct response to the GMS member governments' request for ADB assistant to review the rail links and provide advice on suitable financial and investment opportunities. The impact will be greater railway connectivity in the GMS. The outcome will be a suitable investment program prepared for the viable missing rail links. This project is related to closed projects (ADB-42518-012 and ADB-42518-022).

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Leather, James
Southeast Asia Department, ADB
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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