Advancing Cooperation in the Maritime Sector in South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Program (ADB-53175-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
  • South Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Myanmar
  • Sri Lanka
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 9, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank document, this technical assistance will support advancing cooperation in the maritime sector of five countries Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka under the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Program.

The initiative will focus on addressing common issues adversely impacting on the performance of the subregion's ports, especially of their container operations. The initiative will provide relevant studies, analytical work, and identification of infrastructure projects designed to enhance maritime connectivity in South and Southeast Asia, and ensure effective knowledge sharing and capacity development of the relevant agencies on how best to address these issues.


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

United Kingdom Fund for Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility  US$ 1.50 million

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD

Executing Agencies

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


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