-Early Harvest- Implementation of the Cross-border Transport and Trade Facilitation in the Greater Mekong Subregion


Project 53411-001
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Type TA
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Regional
Start 2020
End 2022
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 1,500
Confinancing Source: United Kingdom Fund for Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility

Project Description

This regional knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will support the Greater Mekong Subregion-s (GMS) transport and trade facilitation initiatives, in particular the implementation of the GMS Cross-Border Transport Facilitation Agreement (CBTA or the Agreement) through: (i) implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on the -Early Harvest- Implementation of the CBTA (EH MOU) signed after the main CBTA; (ii) private sector support; and (iii strengthening the institutional mechanisms in support of the CBTA.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Proposed to be added in RIF 2022. ADB funding approval is expected by October 2020. May consider supporting the 2 proposed TA-s namely: (i) Strengthening Capacity Building for Logistics for Small and Medium Enterprises along GMS Corridors ; and (ii) Strengthening the Cooperation among Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam in the Development Triangle Area.


Contact 1
Contact Name Kanya Sasradipoera
Organization Asian Development Bank
Email ksasradipoera@adb.org
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Implementation of the Early Harvest Cross-Border Transport Facilitation Agreementsupported.
  • Capacity of the private sector to participate in transport services liberalization enhanced.
  • Greater Mekong Subregion Cross-Border Transport Facilitation Agreement institutional mechanisms strengthened.