Myanmar: Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 47086-002 Status: Approved

Summary

The Maubin Phyapon road section will be reconstructed to 2 lanes with appropriate width shoulders, suitable for all standard highway traffic.

The proposed project aims to (i) improve access to and within the Ayeyarwaddy Delta by rehabilitating 54.5 km of road between Maubin and Phyapon, the principal north-south artery on the eastern edge of the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, and (ii) provide an essential transport link connection to economic, health, education, and employment opportunities. The addition of landing points at the numerous locations where waterways meet the road, the agricultural hinterland of this part of the delta region, will be made more accessible and improve the lives of many of the region's poor through increased opportunities for income generation and improved rural livelihoods.

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Project Name Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 47086-002
Country Myanmar
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3199-MYA: Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation
Asian Development Fund US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The Maubin Phyapon road section will be reconstructed to 2 lanes with appropriate width shoulders, suitable for all standard highway traffic.

The proposed project aims to (i) improve access to and within the Ayeyarwaddy Delta by rehabilitating 54.5 km of road between Maubin and Phyapon, the principal north-south artery on the eastern edge of the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, and (ii) provide an essential transport link connection to economic, health, education, and employment opportunities. The addition of landing points at the numerous locations where waterways meet the road, the agricultural hinterland of this part of the delta region, will be made more accessible and improve the lives of many of the region's poor through increased opportunities for income generation and improved rural livelihoods.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Improvements to the Maubin Phyapon road in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta would dramatically improve connectivity and economic development in the area, lifting many of this poor region of Myanmar out of poverty. It would improve access to this densely populated, poor, but productive agricultural area. Traffic volumes in the area are currently moderate, but are likely to increase rapidly as the country's economic liberalization program extends into the hinderland.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Reduced travel times and transport costs in the project area
Progress Toward Outcome

19 Oct 2015: Contractors commencement date. Jung Heung Construction Co. Ltd (Km0+000 to Km25+500) and Shwe Taung, Wika, Tokyu, STK Joint Venture (Km25+500 to Km54+450)

6 Oct 2015: Handover and access of construction sites to 2 contractors.

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5 Oct 2015: commencement of services of construction supervision and project implementation services consultant (SMEC International Pty Ltd. in joint venture with Oriental Consultants Global Co. Ltd. and Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd).

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11 Sep 2015: 2 civil works contractors and construction supervision consultants contract signing with MOC (EA).

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Rehabilitated 54.5 km road from Maubin to Phyapon

Improved testing facilities at MOC and Public Works laboratories and offices

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

6 Oct 2015: Handover and access of 2 construction sites to contractors.

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5 Oct 2015: commencement of services of construction supervision and project implementation services consultant (SMEC).

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11 Sep 2015: 2 civil works contractors and construction supervision consultants contract signing with EA.

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The procurement activities for the testing facilities at MOC and Department of Highways laboratories and offices will commence on 2nd quarter 2016.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is categorized as B for environment. It is not anticipated to cause significant adverse environmental impacts. The dominant lang use along the project road is agricultural, which is primarily for rice production. The road corridor is not within undisturbed landscapes, mangrove areas, or near environmentally-protected areas. The project will not encroach on environmentally-sensitive sites. An IEE has been prepared by the government to meet the requirements of the SPS. It was publicly disclosed in May 2014. An EMP has been prepared as part of the IEE. The EMP defines the institutional arrangements and responsibilities for its implementation and includes an environmental training program for MOC and PW to develop their capacity in environmental management. The EMP is to be incorporated into the project's road rehabilitation civil works contract documentation. A GRM has been developmed to facilitate resolution of construction-related environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as B for involuntary resettlement. The project identified a total of 62 affected households and 1 government office within the COI, with some of the affected households relocated during project preparation. The affected households have been consulted and were informed about the proposed project, SPS, and proposed assistance due to displacement. A resettlement plan has been prepared, which includes corrective actions for those affected households who have already relocated, based on the tracer study carried out during project preparation. The government prepared the Resettlement Plans and was publicly disclosed in June 2014.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The Project Management Unit along with its Supervision consultants will conduct stakeholders consultantion prior to and during road construction.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The construction supervision and project implementation services consultant (SMEC International Pty Ltd. in joint venture with Oriental Consultants Global Co. Ltd. and Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd) was recruited through quality- and cost-based selection and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The Consultant was mobilized on 5 Oct 2015.
Procurement

Civil works were procured following International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Jung Heung Construction Co. Ltd was awarded with the Km0+000 to Km25+500 package and Shwe Taung, Wika, Tokyu, STK Joint Venture was awarded the Km25+500 to Km54+450. Both contractors were mobilized on 19 Oct 2015

The procurement activities for the testing facilities at MOC and Department of Highways laboratories and offices will commence on 2nd quarter 2016.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer James Leather
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 25 Feb 2014 to 07 Mar 2014
MRM 14 May 2014
Approval 26 Nov 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Apr 2016

Loan 3199-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2014 10 Feb 2015 12 May 2015 30 Sep 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 80.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 26 Nov 2014 37.30 0.00 50%
Counterpart 0.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2014 4.11 0.00 6%

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Maubin Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2014
Maubin-Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Maubin Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Resettlement Plans Apr 2014

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