Myanmar: Improving Road Network Management and Safety

Sovereign Project | 46370-002

The CDTA will provide advice and training to the Department of Highways and Road Transport Administration Department to prepare and deliver new network-wide programs of highway pavement periodic maintenance and rehabilitation works, and road safety improvements, and to propose them for financing by the government, ADB, other development partners, and the private sector.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Veron-Okamoto, Adrien
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Myanmar
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Improving Road Network Management and Safety
Project Number 46370-002
Country Myanmar
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8987-MYA: Improving Road Network Management and Safety
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
TA 8987-MYA: Improving Road Network Management and Safety (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The CDTA will provide advice and training to the Department of Highways and Road Transport Administration Department to prepare and deliver new network-wide programs of highway pavement periodic maintenance and rehabilitation works, and road safety improvements, and to propose them for financing by the government, ADB, other development partners, and the private sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact All-weather and safe road transport infrastructure developed by 2030 (National Transport Sector Development Master Plan, 2014)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Government road safety and asset management capacity enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) Road safety programs and management capacity developed

(ii) Periodic maintenance and rehabilitation program and management capacity developed

(iii) Demonstration projects prepared

(iv) Road asset management system institutionalized within the DOH

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

The TA consulting firm was fielded in May 2016. The TA consulting firm submitted its Phase 1 report on 22 August 2016, which recommended the scope of the road safety and rehabilitation programs, and identified three roads as demonstration projects to be prepared under the TA (Yangon-Mandalay expressway, Yangon-Pathein highway, and Bago-Thanlyin highway).The government then requested ADB to finance the works under the proposed GMS Highway Modernization Project, with cofinancing from the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF). ADB approved the concept paper for the project on 17 March 2017, and held a fact-finding mission for the project.

The feasibility study report for the project was approved in June 2017. In March 2018, the Parliament approved the project. Loan negotiations are scheduled in October 2018. In May 2017, the government requested ADB to support project pre-implementation activities, including procurement advance action and resettlement assistance, following which ADB approved an increase in the TA amount to cover the additional tasks.

In parallel, the consultant firm enhanced the government capacity. The Phase 2 report was approved in February 2018. It includes: (i) road safety action plan and policy notes, (ii) road safety engineering guidelines, (iii) road maintenance capacity enhancement program, (iv) road asset management support: (a) maintenance planning approach and tool, (b) Myanmar Road Database System (M-RDS), and (c) road visual condition data collection procedures; and (v) various training materials.

Between February and July 2018, the TA has assisted DOH update the information contained in the Myanmar Road Database System (M-RDS), by assisting a program of field surveys and data input. The field surveys were carried out with survey equipment procured under the parallel ADB loan Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project, which were delivered between end 2017 and early 2018.

The TA final report was submitted on 31 July 2018, and the final workshop was held on 30 July 2018.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will provide 54 person-months of international consultant inputs and 88 person-months of national consultant inputs in the following areas: road management, road maintenance planning, road management systems, information technology, pavement maintenance engineering, road safety management, road safety engineering, road maintenance contracting, environmental management, and social development. ADB will recruit consultants in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). ADB will recruit a consulting firm using a quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality to cost ratio of 90:10, following submission of full technical proposal. ADB will also recruit resource persons to form a TA technical review committee and participate in review workshops.
Procurement Equipment will be procured in compliance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). The assets and equipment procured under the TA will be handed over to the executing agency and/or implementing agency when the TA is completed. Proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Veron-Okamoto, Adrien
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 17 Jul 2015
Fact Finding 11 Aug 2015 to 28 Aug 2015
MRM -
Approval 09 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

TA 8987-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Nov 2015 21 Dec 2015 21 Dec 2015 31 Jan 2018 31 Jul 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,350,000.00 29 Sep 2021 2,058,740.76

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consultant Recruitment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Dec 2017 06 Jan 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8987 15 Apr 2016 Padeco Co. Ltd. (Japan) in Association with Myanmar International Consultants Co. Ltd. (MMIC) (Myanmar) | SHIN-ONARIMON BLDG., 6-17-19 SHINBASHI MINATO-KU, TOKYO 105-0004 JAPAN Ministry of Construction 1,978,250.00

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