Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program (ADB-48434-005)

  • India
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Specific Location
Vishakhapatnam, Chennai, Andhra Pradesh
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Voting Date
Sep 20, 2016
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 125.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 11, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 22, 2016

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Project Description
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The Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program (VCICDP) will complement the ongoing efforts of the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) to enhance industrial growth and create high quality jobs. The VCICDP comprises a multitranche financing facility (MFF), a grant, and a policy-based loan (PBL). The MFF and the grant will support priority infrastructure investments in the Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) and the PBL will support policy reforms and institutional development in the state.


The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Policy (2015) aims to establish state-of-the art infrastructure, promote manufacturing, enhance inclusivity, foster innovation, and create employment opportunities across sectors. The GoAP has prepared a comprehensive industrial sector road map, strategic context, policy framework and investment plan to enhance industrial growth and create high-quality jobs. With support from ADB, the GoAP has also prepared a conceptual development plan and a regional perspective plan for the VCIC, which include an infrastructure strategy to drive economic growth and the identification of nodes for industrial development, high-potential industrial sectors, and a set of priority projects. The conceptual development plan indicates that the VCIC, with its long coastline and strategically located ports, provides multiple international gateways to connect India with vibrant global production networks and to facilitate regional integration. The regional perspective plan has identified the VCIC's high potential for generating additional employment and industrial output, which can be achieved from 2015 to 2045. ADB is continuing its support to the GoAP for policy reforms, improving ease of doing business, master planning of the identified industrial nodes, and adopting good practices for management of economic corridors. The VCICDP will build on the existing concentration of industries and increase the density and flow of economic activities along the VCIC in a business-induced scenario against a business-as-usual scenario.

The VCICDP is in line with ADB's country partnership strategy for India.


Contribution of the manufacturing sector to the gross domestic product, trade and employment of GoAP increased


Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Investment Description
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Loan 3424-IND: Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 125.00 million

TA 9173-IND: Capacity Development for Industrial Corridor Management in Andhra Pradesh
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million

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