Myanmar: Power Transmission Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 46390-002 Status: Approved


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Project Name Power Transmission Improvement Project
Project Number 46390-002
Country Myanmar
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3330-MYA: Power Transmission Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects An IEE has been undertaken to identify the potential environmental impacts and measures required to mitigate impacts. The IEE and EMPs have been prepared in consultation with affected communities and stakeholders in Yangon in accordance with the SPS 2009 and the laws and regulations of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The IEE has identified that the potential environmental impacts are primarily related to construction, which can be mitigated and managed, and which are not expected to be irreversible, diverse or unprecedented. Expected impacts are site-specific and appropriate mitigating measures have been incorporated into the EMPs.
Involuntary Resettlement

Involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples. In compliance with the SPS, MEPE has prepared an RP for Thida-Thaketa transmission line, and due diligence reports (DDRs) for the Thaketa Kyaikasan transmission line, the West University substation, and South Okkalapa substation. The RP assessed the potential social impacts of the construction of the Thida Thaketa transmission line, and provides policy guidance for land compensation and the entitlements of the affected household and institutions.

The DDRs for Thaketa Kyaikasan transmission line, West University substation, and South Okkalapa substation present the scope of land acquisition and the procedures for conducting negotiated settlement with affected households and institutions. The resettlement policy for Thida-Thaketa transmission line and the procedures for conducting negotiated settlement for Thaketa-Kyaikasan transmission line, West University substation, and South Okkalapa substation are consistent with applicable laws of Republic of the Union of Myanmar and with the SPS and have been prepared in consultation with the affected people and relevant institutions. A grievance redress mechanism and monitoring requirements are specified in the RP and DDRs.

The project implementation consultant (PIC) will have international and national safeguards specialist (environment specialists and resettlement specialists) to assist the PIU in implementing the respective EMPs and RP and DDRs. The PIC will also provide on-the-job training to the PIU on environmental management, and implementation of the EMPs as well as the implementation of RP and DDRs. The estimated budget for the implementation of the safeguard mitigation plans has been incorporated in the project implementation costs.

Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous peoples near the proposed project areas.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The consultation and participation process involve a stakeholder analysis followed by subsequent consultations with various groups. Consultations at the household and community level, national level government officials, development partners, nongovernmental organizations, and commune- and village- level officials and beneficiaries. A series of focus group discussions will be undertaken as part of the socio-economic analysis.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Procurement Advanced contracting will be required for project contract packages and project implementation schedule. Goods, equipment, and works to be financed under the project will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Thanh Bui
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Electric Power
No. B-07, Yadana Shwe Pyi St.,
Zaya Theidi Ward, Nay Pyi Taw


Concept Clearance 22 Mar 2013
Fact Finding 17 Jun 2014 to 26 Jun 2014
MRM 02 Jun 2015
Approval 23 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Jan 2016

Loan 3330-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2015 26 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 83.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 23 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 3.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

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