Myanmar: Support for Public-Private Partnership Framework Development

Sovereign Project | 47267-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Support for Public-Private Partnership Framework Development
Project Number 47267-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8624-MYA: Support for Public-Private Partnership Framework Development
Department for International Development US$ 1.72 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Capacity building of MOEP staff is ongoing. Study tours to regional country(s) who have implemented PPP programs are planned.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The TA was approved by the ADB Board on 27 February 2014.

As of March 2016.

TA inception kicked off on 13 October 2014 after the fielding of consultants from the Deloitte consortium, consisting of PPP, public financial management, engineering, safeguards, and legal team members. The consultants have been supporting the EA, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (MNPED), and the IA, the Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) primarily through direct, field-based work. Through inception consultations with the EA and IA, a revised work plan was promoted that favored accelerated development of an institutional management structure for PPP in the case of the IA and parallel development of competitive bidding processes, frameworks, and principles. The consulting team developed a process for evaluating projects, providing training to the IA on areas to assess in technical, legal, financial, and commercial aspects. This training has dovetailed into two further components of the project: (a) project assessment and prioritization for the IA and (b) overall enhanced public financial management / oversight for the EA.

Item (a), evaluation, has seen the consulting team evaluate 7 unsolicited proposals of the IA's choosing, comparing those to the recently completed Myingyan Power Plant competitive bidding process, and all of those, subsequently, against international benchmarks. This is helping the IA better understand the value of international competitive bidding. Work is underway on creating a policy-based transition structure from unsolicited reliance to government-run competitive bidding. This work is also feeding into the development of standardized bid specifications, contracts and terms and conditions of RFQ's and RFP's.

Item (b), PFM, was initiated mid-December 2014. The work is creating a standardized means for capturing and quantifying the direct and contingent liabilities coming out of PPP contracts, projecting prospective subsidies (if PPP contract payments are below collections), and project foreign exchange requirements. This work is creating standardized reports and management criteria for the government to follow.

Discussions are ongoing with MOEP to identify suitable PPP projects which can be designed and commenced before planned and completion of the TA in December 2016.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA design evolved through consultations with relevant Government ministries. Inputs and insights were gathered from a wide array of stakeholders including chambers of commerce, prospective private sector investors and lenders, as well as other bilateral and multilateral development agencies.
During Project Implementation

The TA supports dissemination of information on regional and global approaches to PPP policies, practices and projects and information on recommended approaches for Myanmar. Workshops have been conducted to help relevant Government entities understand and internalize the principles of PPP. The TA will bring the Government together with experienced regional and international PPP entities to help learn from their experience in developing, implementing and managing PPPs. Inputs will be sought from domestic stakeholders from both private sector and civil society to provide perspective on the scope and nature of PPPs in the Myanmar context. A national PPP investors' forum will be held to highlight project opportunities and provide a forum for information and perspective exchange amongst stakeholders.

As this TA is being funded by DFID, the team has held regular consultations with DFID to appraise them of progress. The TA team has been coordinating with ADB and other development partners on TA progress as it relates to PFM matters.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A consulting firm (DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, INDIA in association with Dua Associates, India/ Lahmeyer International Gmbh - Energy Division, Germany/LS Horizon (Myanmar) Limited, Myanmar/ Myanmar International Consultants Co. Ltd., Myanmar /Myanmar Vigour Company Ltd., Myanmar) has been recruited following International Competitive Bidding in accordance with ADB recruitment guidelines. No further recruitment is anticipated at this stage.
Procurement Goods and services to be financed from the TA will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Items will be procured through international shopping, with minor items (i.e., those estimated to cost less than $100,000) having the option of being purchased locally through national shopping, where appropriate. No procurement is anticipated at this stage.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jim Liston
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development
Office of the Ministers
Union of Myanmar


Concept Clearance 21 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 27 Nov 2013 to 28 Nov 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2016

TA 8624-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Feb 2014 14 Jul 2014 14 Jul 2014 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,716,580.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,736,580.00 27 Feb 2014 742,500.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Support for Public-Private Partnership Framework Development Technical Assistance Reports Feb 2014

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