Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project (TA - 1st Supplementary)


Project 40253-012
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Type TA
Sector Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development
Country Regional
Start 2009
End 2014
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 1,100
Confinancing Source: Strategic Climate Fund-Pilot Program for Climate Resilience/Forest Investment Plan

Project Description

The ongoing Biodiversity Conservation Corridor Initiative (BCI) is the flagship program of the Core Environment Program (CEP-BCI) of the GMS endorsed by the GMS Leaders at the Second GMS Summit in July 2005. The intended outcome of BCI implementation is that by 2015, GMS countries will endeavor to maintain and improve the cover, condition, and biodiversity of forestlands and associated ecosystems in priority biodiversity conservation landscapes intersecting ADB supported GMS economic corridors. The GMS governments, with support from ADB and nongovernmental organization (NGO) partners, have identified the most important biodiversity conservation landscapes in the subregion that are vulnerable to increased development pressures and environmental degradation. The original PPTA comprised (i) an updated situational and stakeholders analysis in the target BCC initiative ecosystems in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam; and (ii) design of investment project. The ensuing loan for $69 million for the GMS BCC Project was approved on 10 December 2010. In June 2012, additional funding was approved for: (i) $0.600 M to enhance climate resilience in Cambodia; and (ii) $0.500 M for sustainable ecosystem services. Additional financing of $0.150 M was approved in 2013 to maintain and restore forest biodiversity ecosystems and related watershed processes in the Central Annamite region of Viet Nam.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Ranawana, Sanath
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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