Greater Mekong Subregion Healthy Border Special Economic Zones Project (ADB-53290-001)

Regions
  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Region-wide
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 72.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 72.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 72.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 16, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 9, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank document, the proposed project will support the Governments of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and Myanmar to enhance regional integration and economic cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). A co-financing and knowledge partnership with the Government of Thailand will be explored during the project design. The proposed project will improve access to health services for men and women migrant workers in the GMS border special economic zones (SEZ) through social infrastructure development and health financing support. The proposed project showcases the comparative advantage of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the GMS, building on ongoing support for health security, migrant population health, communicable disease control, and health systems strengthening.

The project seeks to improve GMS cross border collaboration and migrant workers' quality of life (ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers) with the outcome is to improve access to affordable health services by men and women migrant workers in selected SEZs. 

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Executing Agencies

Ministry of Health
No. 151-153, Avenue Kampuchea Krom
1537 Phnom Penh
Kingdom of Cambodia

Ministry of Health
Simuang Road, Vientiane
LAO PDR

Ministry of Health and Sports
Office No. 4, Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Ministry of Health and Sports
Office No. 4, Naypyitaw, Myanmar

National Economic and Social Dev. Board
962 Krung Kasem Road
Bangkok 10100
Thailand

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

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