Myanmar: Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services

Sovereign Project | 47187-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services
Project Number 47187-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9177-MYA: Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 4.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water and other urban infrastructure and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some 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) The implementing contractor has been engaged and mobilized in August 2015.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects On environmental safeguards, the project is categorized as B for environment risks as manageable environmental impacts will expected from the construction activities under the project.
Involuntary Resettlement On social safeguards, the project is categorized as C for involuntary resettlement. No land acquisition and resettlement impacts are envisioned, as improvements are expted to occur on public land. However, given the community-demand driven approach, criteria will be established to assess subproject feasibility. Subprojects that have potential for land acquisition and resettlement wil be excluded from the project. Procedures for voluntary land donation will be prepared following the guidelines ain ADb's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and will be applied to the implementing agency. Both selection criteria and guidelines for voluntary contributions will be inserted in the grant covenant.
Indigenous Peoples On social safeguards, the project is categorized as C for indigenous peoples. The project is not expected to affect any indigenous peoples specifically. Any civil works or infrastructure upgrading that may cause adverse indigenous peoples impacts will not be eligible for project financing. Specific screening procedures and requirements will be established.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with stakeholders were conducted during project preparation. Site selection was undertaken based on selection criteria in consultation with the relevant city departments and endorsed by local government. Selected few wards in two townships in Yangon and and two in Mandalay were identified following consultations with communities and city administration officials, based on severe environmental conditions, evidence of poverty, interest in community mobilization, and proximity to primary infrastructure.
During Project Implementation The project involves participatory activities by design, in the identification of community interests. The detailed composition of the project (selection of priority infrastructure component, purpose and management of savings groups, etc.) will be determinded through direct participation of the target beneficiaries and their Community Development Committees.

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Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Linda Adams
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Construction
Mr. U Minn Htein, Director General, Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar


Concept Clearance 24 Jul 2013
Fact Finding 30 Aug 2013 to 04 Sep 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2015

Grant 9177-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Feb 2014 04 Jun 2014 04 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 27 Feb 2014 0.00 1.88 47%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.00 27 Feb 2014 0.00 0.13 3%

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
Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Feb 2014

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