Myanmar: Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Eindu to Kawkareik Road Improvement

Sovereign Project | 46422-001

Summary

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for financial and technical support for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) road rehabilitation between Eindu and Kawkareik in Kayin State. The road section, about 70km, will be improved to GMS road network standard, essentially 2 lanes with appropriate width shoulders, suitable for all standard highway traffic.

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Eindu to Kawkareik Road Improvement
Project Number 46422-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8330-MYA: Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Eindu to Kawkareik Road Improvement
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
TA 8330-MYA: Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Eindu to Kawkareik Road Improvement (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for financial and technical support for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) road rehabilitation between Eindu and Kawkareik in Kayin State. The road section, about 70km, will be improved to GMS road network standard, essentially 2 lanes with appropriate width shoulders, suitable for all standard highway traffic.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Improvements to the GMS EWEC in Myanmar would dramatically improve connectivity within Kayin State, between the state and the economic hub of Yangon, and regionally between Myanmar and Thailand, and onwards across the GMS region.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The project is in the preparation phase. ADB has conducted loan fact finding in early February 2015 with the Ministry of Construction (MOC), which is the intended executing agency of the project.

During the project preparation due diligence stakeholder consultations were held in March and April 2014, with further meetings held in February 2015.

During the preparation of the IEE and RP documents, a series of public consultations were conducted in April and March 2014 involving affected people (AP) consisting of village leaders/officials and residents. A total of 45 village leaders and 237 residents were consulted. The consultations showed strong support for the project road and that residents along the project road do not consider themselves particularly affected by environmental issues. Regarding concerns about the project road, consultations showed the following consistent concerns: (i) traffic accidents related to increased road speed; and (ii) loss of land or property. The APs were asked to consider mitigation measures for these issues and these clearly came across as (i) improving traffic rules awareness, road crossings and traffic safety signage; and (ii) ensure adequate compensation measures for loss of land.

During Project Implementation

The loan proposal is scheduled to be considered by the Board of ADB in Q3 2015.

The communication plan for the project will ensure suitable dialogue is maintained with stakeholders throughout the project implementation.

All necessary consultation and approvals will be undertaken for the project implementation in line with Government requirements and ADBs SPS.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA will be implemented over a period of 8 months, between October 2013 and May 2014. Consultancy services will be provided by a firm. It will require 34 person-months of international consultants and 49 person-months of national consultants, working with the Ministry of Construction and Public Works staff assigned to the project on a permanent or part-time basis as required. An international consulting firm will be engaged to implement the TA. Equipment and assets purchased under the work will adhere to ADB's Procurement Guidelines, and upon completion of the project, the assets will be turned over to the executing agency (MOC).
Responsible ADB Officer James Leather
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of ConstructionDept of Highways, Room No.702,Bldg no.2
(B),Bagan Housing, Anawratha Rd, Blk 334
/344, Landmadaw Township,Yangon,Myanmar
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Feb 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2015

TA 8330-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Feb 2013 14 Aug 2013 14 Aug 2013 31 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,725,000.00 21 Feb 2013 1,069,370.88

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