Myanmar: Mandalay City Urban Services Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 47127-001

Summary

The proposed project will improve urban environment and public health in Mandalay city through improved access to sustainable urban services. The project is expected to help Mandalay increase its development potential as a regional economic growth center. The indicative outputs will include (i) water supply system improvements, (ii) drainage and flood protection, (iii) wastewater management, and (iv) institutional capacity strengthening and public awareness raising. Institutional capacity strengthening will comprehensively cover the areas of strategic urban planning, municipal finance and financial management, urban service operation performance, asset management, and operation and maintenance of the project facilities.

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Project Name Mandalay City Urban Services Improvement Project
Project Number 47127-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8472-MYA: Mandalay City Urban Services Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 500,000.00
TA 8472-MYA: Mandalay City Urban Services Improvement Project (Supplementary)
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed project will improve urban environment and public health in Mandalay city through improved access to sustainable urban services. The project is expected to help Mandalay increase its development potential as a regional economic growth center. The indicative outputs will include (i) water supply system improvements, (ii) drainage and flood protection, (iii) wastewater management, and (iv) institutional capacity strengthening and public awareness raising. Institutional capacity strengthening will comprehensively cover the areas of strategic urban planning, municipal finance and financial management, urban service operation performance, asset management, and operation and maintenance of the project facilities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Chronic underinvestment in urban infrastructure has resulted in seriously deficient urban services throughout Myanmar. Large parts of cities consist of resettlement areas, reflecting the relocation and housing programs for government staff in the 1960s and early 1990s. These areas have urban services much below acceptable levels. Inadequate water, drainage, and sanitation services, combined with insufficient preventive health care, have resulted in severe health threats at many levels. The under-five mortality rate is considerably higher than elsewhere in Southeast Asia. The high prevalence of water-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue, are directly related to the poor state of critical urban services. The proposed project is in line with the ADB's medium-term goal in Myanmar as outlined in the interim country partnership strategy to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth in support of the government's objectives of poverty reduction and national reconciliation.
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
During Project Implementation Social surveys, focus group meetings, and stakeholder interviews are being conducted under the TA. TA review meetings have been attended by representatives from the Government, other donor agencies, and civil society.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Team of consultants was engaged through a firm. ADB selected and engaged consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2013) through quality- and cost-based selection method with quality-cost ratio of 90:10 using full technical proposal.
Responsible ADB Officer Eri Honda
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Mandalay Regional GovernmentCorner of 31st Street and 72nd Street
Chan_Aye Thar San Township
Mandalay, Myanmar
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 03 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2014

TA 8472-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Oct 2013 30 Oct 2013 30 Oct 2013 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,300,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 03 Oct 2013 1,427,310.33

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