The sector project will increase agricultural value added by improving irrigation and strengthening agricultural value chains in three regions of Myanmar's central dry zone. It will support the development of district-wide agricultural value chains and the modernization of irrigation systems in Magway district of the Magway region, Shwebo district of the Sagaing region, and Meiktila and Yamethin districts in the Mandalay region during a 7-year implementation period. The irrigation system rehabilitation and modernization component will cover about 20,000 hectares and benefit about 24,000 households. Parallel to ADB project, cofinancing from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) will strengthen local, regional, and national capacity for integrated water resources management.
This document dated March 2017 is provided for the ADB project 47152-002 in Myanmar.