Myanmar: Power Distribution Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 46390-003 Status: Active


ADB is helping Myanmar provide better access to a more reliable supply of electricity in four regions of the country. The project will rehabilitate the distribution network in selected townships and districts in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing, and Magway regions. It will help reduce system losses, resulting in increased supply of electricity to urban and rural consumers. 

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Project Name Power Distribution Improvement Project
Project Number 46390-003
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3084-MYA: Power Distribution Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 60.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity 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

Loan was declared effective as of 31 March 2014.

Consulting services contract for Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) awarded in December 2014.

Six (6) goods packages tendered in 4Q 2014. No objection to award contracts for Packages 1, 2, 3 and 4 issued and contracts for Packages 1, 2 and 3 signed as of October 2015. Tenders for Packages 5 and 6 cancelled by MOEP.

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

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Due diligence, with recommendations for mitigating measures, is being undertaken on workers' health and safety, and material recovery and disposal of replaced materials and equipment.
Involuntary Resettlement No social assessment is required but the environmental and social implications need to be reviewed regularly.
Indigenous Peoples No social assessment is required but the environmental and social implications need to be reviewed regularly.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation This project is classified as a general intervention and has a general stakeholder communication strategy. The EA will post all relevant information on its website. The website will include at minimum information regarding the bidding process, bidders, contract awards, use of funds disbursed under the Project and physical progress. The project will also follow the ADB's Public Communication Policy 2011 and its guidelines on the disclosure and exchange of information.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A consulting firm will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 ratio and full technical proposal in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The project will procure six procurement packages with international competitive bidding using the single-stage, one-envelope method under the ADB loan. The government will finance procurement of concrete poles using counterpart funds and follow its procurement guidelines. YESB and ESE will undertake rehabilitation, replacement, and installation works, including commissioning.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Choon Sik Jung
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 22 Jul 2013 to 02 Aug 2013
MRM 03 Oct 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Feb 2016

Loan 3084-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2013 28 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 73.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 06 Dec 2013 37.93 0.00 70%
Counterpart 13.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Dec 2013 17.79 0.00 33%
Title Document Type Document Date
Power Distribution Improvement Project: Project Data Sheet (Myanmar Language Translation) Translated PDS Sep 2014
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Power Distribution Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jan 2014
Power Distribution Improvement Project Procurement Plans Nov 2013
Power Distribution Improvement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2013
Power Distribution Improvement Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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