Preparing Bankable Projects FEASIBILITY STUDIES & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Preparing Bankable Projects FEASIBILITY STUDIES & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Preparing Bankable Projects FEASIBILITY STUDIES & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Early Stage Project Planning USTDA funds feasibility studies, technical assistance, and other project preparation activities that provide the comprehensive analysis required for infrastructure investments to move from the concept stage to the financing and implementation stages. PILOT PROJECTS USTDA connects the U.S. private sector to priority infrastructure projects in India. $2.5B U.S. exports generated 63 168 Indian partners Projects funded in India Demonstrating U.S. Capabilities The Agency pilots U.S. equipment and technologies in an overseas setting to: Highlight the effectiveness of U.S. solutions Identify opportunities for scalability and replicability throughout a market REVERSE TRADE MISSIONS Showcasing U.S. Expertise USTDA hosts reverse trade missions bringing overseas decisionmakers to the United States to see the design, manufacture, and

operation of U.S. equipment, technologies, and services. Supporting ICT Infrastructure Development in the Indo-Pacific Region The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is committed to supporting the development of telecommunications infrastructure across the Indo-Pacific. In the past decade, USTDA has funded 87 ICT projects in the Indo-Pacific related to: Smart City Master Planning Intelligent Transportation Systems Integration of ICT-Applications in the Water Sector Emergency Communication Systems Cybersecurity Disaster management Connectivity and cable networks Digital infrastructure ICT strategy Partnership with Japan USTDAs Smart Solutions for Smart Cities Initiative Utilizes U.S. industry expertise for advisory and project preparation services to support comprehensive, sustainable urban infrastructure development throughout India. Smart city advisory services in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan Series of Reverse Trade Missions to connect state officials with U.S. best

practices and technologies for smart cities USTDA and METI MOU on developing quality infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific region (2017) LNG Supply and Natural Gas Cooperation Program (2018-2019) Ongoing Support for ICT Development in the Indo-Pacific Region USTDA is currently supporting numerous smart city activities in the Indo-Pacific region, including the following: Visakhapatnam Smart City Infrastructure Project Plans Technical Assistance (ongoing) Ho Chi Minh City Emergency Communications System Technical Assistance (ongoing) India Digital Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission (upcoming) Ho Chi Minh City Intelligent Transportation Technical Assistance (proposed) Recently completed activities: U.S.-Vietnam Smart Cities Workshop (June 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh City Metro Integrated Telecommunications Control Center Feasibility Study (completed in 2016) India Smart Solutions for Smart Cities Reverse Trade Mission Series (completed in 2018) USTDAs Feasibility Study Objectives Feasibility Studies for Early Stage Project Planning U.S. company-led feasibility studies link foreign project sponsors with U.S. businesses at the critical early stage when technology options and project requirements are being defined.

USTDAs feasibility studies prepare bankable projects to link U.S. companies with global opportunities USTDA connects the U.S. private sector to priority infrastructure projects throughout the Indo-Pacific Region. Priority Markets: India Vietnam Philippines Indonesia Priority ICT Sectors: Connectivity Cybersecurity Data Analytics Smart Cities These studies provide the comprehensive analysis required for major infrastructure investments to achieve financing and implementation. Criteria for Funding Feasibility Studies USTDA works with strong partners in developing and middleincome countries around the world to advance important development objectives. Our program responds to priorities that overseas project sponsors establish for themselves. Grant recipients are required to select U.S. firms to perform USTDA-funded activities, however, there is no further obligation to procure U.S. goods or services once a USTDA activity is complete. Timeline for Funding Feasibility Studies USTDA receives project proposal from Overseas Partner and/or

U.S. Company (Contractor) USTDA evaluates proposal and presents for internal approval USTDA and Overseas Partner negotiate and sign grant agreement Overseas partner and U.S. Contractor negotiate and sign secondary agreement Typical Sources of Implementation Financing The most frequent source of implementation financing for these projects comes from the Host Country Government (i.e. the government of USTDAs Overseas Partner). Other common sources of implementation financing include:

Multilateral Development Banks Private, Commercial Banks 3rd Country Governments U.S. Government Financing Host Country Financing Other Financing Sources Multilateral Development Banks Work on feasibility study begins Almost twothirds of USTDA projects are implemented using host country or Multilateral Development Bank financing. Upcoming Reverse Trade Missions EVNNPT RTMs Reverse Trade Mission Anticipated for spring 2020, USTDA is supporting a delegation from Vietnams National Power Transmission

Corporation (EVNNPT), and related subsidiary transmission companies to introduce them to advanced technologies that would help ensure the efficiency and reliability of Vietnams transmission system as electricity demand and generation grow rapidly. Digital Infrastructure Reverse Trade Missions ASEAN Cybersecurity & Digital Solutions Reverse Trade Mission Anticipated for spring 2020, USTDA is funding two Reverse Trade Missions to familiarize representatives from ASEAN with the latest U.S. technologies, services, and best practices in cybersecurity for financial institutions and utilities. U.S.-India Standards Cooperation Program USTDA, in partnership with the American National Standards Institute, is funding workshops in India for U.S. and Indian industry and government representatives to discuss standards and conformity assessment practices in three core sectors of U.S.-India trade: clean energy, smart cities, and water and sanitation. In 2019, USTDA will support two reverse trade missions to promote U.S. solutions and services to improve e-governance, financial services, internet connectivity, and cybersecurity practices throughout India. Connect with USTDA for more information: www.ustda.gov | +1 703-875-4357 | [email protected]

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