Support for Implementing the Action Plan for Transport and Trade Facilitation in the Greater Mekong (ADB-44174-032)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Vietnam
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Oct 28, 2014
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.70 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 8, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 30, 2017

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Project Description

According to the bank's website, at the 16th Ministerial Conference in Hanoi, Viet Nam in August 2010, the GMS Ministers endorsed a GMS Transport and Trade Facilitation Action Program (TTF AP) for 2011-2016, viewed as essential to promoting GMS competitiveness and accelerating the transformation of transport corridors into economic corridors. Given the TTF APs importance, the Ministers requested ADB to facilitate its implementation as the lead development partner for TTF.

Subsequently, ADB approved the Regional Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance Cluster (C-R-PATA) on Support for Implementing the Action Plan for Transport and Trade Facilitation in the GMS on 26 November 2010 in with an amount equivalent of $5,700,000, financed by the Government of Australia and administered by the ADB.

Given the lessons learned under SP1 and a refined scope to support the remaining TTF issues and challenges, ADB and the Australian Government agreed to combine the SP2 and SP3.

The SP2 was approved on 28 October 2014 and will cover the remaining timeframe period of 31 October 2014 through 31 December 2016. The SP2, therefore, would constitute as the final phase of the Cluster TA. The refined scope of SP2 incorporates the feedback from extensive consultations with country counterparts and development partners supporting TTF initiatives.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Government of Australia (co-financing) US$ 3.7 million

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Sasradipoera, Kanya S.

Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Division Thailand Resident Mission

Executing Agencies

Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


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