Supporting the Preparation and Implementation of the Comprehensive Integrated Master Plan for the Vi (ADB-49110-002)

  • India
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Sep 3, 2015
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 7, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 23, 2016

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Project Description


ADB and the Government of India are working together to draw up a master plan for the Vizag Chennai Industrial Corridor. The Supporting the Preparation and Implementation of the Comprehensive Integrated Master Plan for the Vizag Chennai Industrial Corridor technical assistance program aims to help improve the readiness of government agencies working in the development of the Vizag- Chennai Industrial Corridor so that the area can contribute to the country''s manufacturing growth campaign, popularly known as the Make in India initiative.


India''s manufacturing sector remains relatively underdeveloped compared to its Asian counterparts. This is due in part to poor infrastructure, including roads and railways, power grids, and water and sewer systems. India must address these issues in order to provide an enabling environment for manufacturing industries in the country. The Vizag -Chennai Industrial Corridor has been designated by the government as an area rich in potential for the development of a vibrant manufacturing sector.


Improved readiness for implementation of the VCIC (Make in India, 2014)


Consultants and consulting firms:

(a) 67 person-months (PMs) of international consulting services from a firm:

a.1 International experts

1. Economic Corridor and Development Planning Specialist/Team Leader (9 PMs, intermittent)

2. Infrastructure Specialist (Energy) (8 PMs, intermittent)

3. Transport Specialist (finance and policy) (8 PMs, intermittent)

a.2 National experts

4. Investment Promotion Specialist (8 PMs, intermittent)

5. Transport Specialist (engineering/planning: ports, logistics, and airport) (8 PMs, intermittent)

6. Transport Specialist (engineering/planning: rail and roads) (8 PMs, intermittent)

7. Urban Development Specialist (8 PMs, intermittent)

8. Environment Specialist (5 PMs, intermittent)

9. Social Development Specialist (Safeguards) (5 PMs, intermittent)

(b) 4 PMs of international individual consulting services (Economic Corridor and Development Planning Specialist)

(c) 12 PMs of national individual consulting services

(i) Communications Specialist (4 PMs, intermittent)

(ii) Training Specialists (8 PMs, intermittent)

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

TA 8949-IND: Supporting the Preparation and Implementation of the Comprehensive Integrated Master Plan for the Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million

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Responsible ADB Officer Jeong, Hoe Yun
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
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