In response to an immediate need to maintain existing road assets in Myanmar, in particular the core primary road network, the capacity development technical assistance (TA) would work directly with the Ministry of Construction (MOC) to develop an asset management and capacity development program.
|Project Name||Developing the Asset Management Program for Myanmar Roads|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||In response to an immediate need to maintain existing road assets in Myanmar, in particular the core primary road network, the capacity development technical assistance (TA) would work directly with the Ministry of Construction (MOC) to develop an asset management and capacity development program.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA directly supports ADB's Interim Country Partnership Strategy for Myanmar, 2012-2014, which highlights the priority needs for improved access and connectivity, and includes the transport sector as a priority area for ADB assistance.|
|Impact||Improved national connectivity through road transport infrastructure and service improvements|
|Description of Outcome||A road maintenance and asset management prioritization program developed for the core road network managed by the MOC|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
The maintenance strategy and program produced have given useful indications to MOC on what type of works to prioritize, possible management targets to aim for, and will support its budget requests from the Ministry of Finance. Two unforeseen issues have limited the TA outcome. Road condition surveys and maintenance planning revealed that the highways requiring most maintenance were those under concession contracts with the private sector (5,700 km), over which MOC has only limited control. ADB has been advising MOC on how to improve this situation under a separate TA (TA 8788-MYA: Transport Sector Reform and Modernization). Second, MOC needs to develop an operational plan that determines which road should be maintained (as planned under the road asset management program), and which one should be upgraded (as planned under the arterial master plan, released after the end of the TA).
The most visible outcomes of the TA have been (i) MOC's decision in 2015 to create two units in charge of road asset management, which will sustain the road data bank and prepare maintenance plans, and (ii) MOC's request to ADB for further assistance and financing for maintenance works planned under the TA, which ADB is considering financing.
|Description of Project Outputs||
(1) a comprehensive inventory of road assets maintained in a management database and information system
(2) A mechanism for prioritization of road maintenance prepared along with an investment program for financing assets inthe future, with corresponding performance management indicators for improved operations
(3) A capacity development program for asset management conducted
(4) Proposals prepared for mechanisms for providing sustainable financial resources for road asset management
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The TA produced all the expected outputs, to a generally good quality. The TA surveyed 27,000 km of roads (including most paved roads) the first time a road survey was implemented in Myanmar since 1991. Other roads under MOC were not included as they were inaccessible because of conflict or excessively poor condition preventing access by motor vehicles. The consultant established a road data bank including road pavement data and covering the entire network. The consultant calibrated HDM4, prepared a five-year maintenance strategy and investment program, proposed key performance indicators, and implemented 327 person-day of training. The consultant proposed new directions for road sector financing, some of which were then further analyzed in a separate ADB publication on road user charges in Myanmar.
The road data bank is MOC's first centralized database. The pavement management software is fully functional, even though it will need further developments to improve its predictive power. About 10,000 km of road condition data could not be used, as the smart-phone application became unreliable at low speeds when the roads' roughness was too high. Through the TA MOC built capacity to survey road condition, update the road data bank, and generally developed awareness about road asset management. These limitations are normal in any such project, as it typically takes 8-10 years for a road agency to become highly proficient in road asset management.
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|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will include consultancy services to be provided by an engineering firm or one with similar qualifications. International consultants (31 person-months) and national consultants (28 person-months) will be engaged on a full-time or an intermittent basis to work with the Ministry of Construction Public Works staff assigned to the TA.|
|Procurement||Equipment procurement will comply with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The assets will be handed over to the executing and/or implementing agency with the TA is completed.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Veron-Okamoto, Adrien|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar
|Concept Clearance||25 Sep 2012|
|Approval||20 Feb 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Feb 2013||14 Aug 2013||14 Aug 2013||30 Nov 2014||30 Nov 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,365,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,365,000.00||20 Feb 2013||1,361,461.15|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Developing the Asset Management Program for Myanmar Roads: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Mar 2017|
|Developing the Asset Management Program for Myanmar Roads: Consultant's Report||Consultants' Reports||Nov 2015|
|Developing the Asset Management Program for Myanmar Roads||Technical Assistance Reports||Feb 2013|
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ADB, Japan to Help Myanmar Assess Road Networks, Prioritize RepairsThe Government of Myanmar will take stock of road networks and their condition, prioritize road maintenance, and inventory other transport-related assets using a $1.3m grant provided by the ADB's Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction.
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