Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion, Phase 2 (ADB-42518-025)

  • East Asia and Pacific
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Govt of Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, China, Thailand, and Vietnam
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  • Transport
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Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 16, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the proposed regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Greater Mekong Railway Association (GMRA) in accelerating the development of rail connections among the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries by:

(i) improving the organizational structure of the GMRA;

(ii) preparing an operational readiness plan to ensure appropriate standards for technology on safety, productivity and environmental quality of railway operations;

(iii) updating the GMS railway strategy for development of missing cross-border railway links and associated domestic connections;

(iv) updating the Mekong (Sub-) Regional Transport Model (MRTM) prepared under Connecting the Railways of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and enhancing the capacity to utilize it effectively; and

(v) identifying bankable railway projects in GMS countries.

The project hopes to:

1/Organizational structure of the GMRA improved.

2/Operational Readiness Plan for the GMRA developed.

3/GMS railway strategy updated.

4/Updated GMS transport demand model prepared.

5/Bankable railway projects identified in GMS countries.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

*There is no further information being disclosed at this stage of the project*

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Mohammad Nazrul Islam

Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD

Executing Agencies

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


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