Support for Implementing the Action Plan for Transport and Trade Facilitation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Subproject 2)


Project 44174-032
Related Projects Search
Type TA
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Regional
Start 2014
End 2019
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 3,700
Confinancing Source: Government of Australia

Project Description

At the 16th Ministerial Conference in Hanoi, Viet Nam in August 2010, the GMS Ministers endorsed a GMS Transport and Trade Facilitation Action Program (TTF AP) for 2011-2016, viewed as essential to promoting GMS competitiveness and accelerating transformation of transport corridors into economic corridors. Given the TTF APs importance, the Ministers requested ADB to facilitate its implementation as the lead development partner for TTF. Subsequently, ADB approved the Regional Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance Cluster (C-R-PATA) on Support for Implementing the Action Plan for Transport and Trade Facilitation in the GMS on 26 November 2010 in an aggregate amount not exceeding the equivalent of $5,700,000 to be financed by the Government of Australia and administered by the ADB. Implementation of the C-R-PATA is to be undertaken in phases through 3 subprojects (SPs). SP1 was approved on 29 August 2011 and completed in 31 July 2014. Given the lessons learned under SP1 and a refined scope to support the remaining TTF issues and challenges, ADB and the Australian Government agreed to combine the SP2 and SP3. The SP2 was approved on 28 October 2014 and will cover the remaining timeframe period of 31 October 2014 through 31 December 2016. The SP2 therefore would constitute as the final phase of the Cluster TA. The refined scope of SP2 incorporates the feedback from extensive consultations with country counterparts and development partners supporting TTF initiatives

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Sasradipoera, Kanya S.
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • More efficient land-based trade within the GMS, leading to increased volumes of subregional trade along selected corridors.