The Asian Development Bank is helping Myanmar upgrade a key arterial road route to improve access to the Ayeyarwaddy Delta. The project is rehabilitating over 54 km of the north-south road between Maubin and Phyapon, which will boost connectivity and open up new economic opportunities for the agriculturally rich but underdeveloped Delta, where poverty rates are high.
|Project Name||Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
The Maubin Phyapon road section will be reconstructed to 2 lanes with appropriate width shoulders, suitable for all standard highway traffic.
The proposed project aims to (i) improve access to and within the Ayeyarwaddy Delta by rehabilitating 54.5 km of road between Maubin and Phyapon, the principal north-south artery on the eastern edge of the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, and (ii) provide an essential transport link connection to economic, health, education, and employment opportunities. The addition of landing points at the numerous locations where waterways meet the road, the agricultural hinterland of this part of the delta region, will be made more accessible and improve the lives of many of the region's poor through increased opportunities for income generation and improved rural livelihoods.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Improvements to the Maubin Phyapon road in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta would dramatically improve connectivity and economic development in the area, lifting many of this poor region of Myanmar out of poverty. It would improve access to this densely populated, poor, but productive agricultural area. Traffic volumes in the area are currently moderate, but are likely to increase rapidly as the country's economic liberalization program extends into the hinderland.|
|Impact||Improved economic opportunities in the eastern seaboard of the Ayeyarwaddy Delta|
|Description of Outcome||Reduced travel times and transport costs in the project area|
|Progress Toward Outcome||As of March 2020, the road construction is still ongoing, periodic review being conducted by both ADB and MOC to ensure smooth project progress. All procurement of goods have been completed and awarded.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Rehabilitated 54.5 km road from Maubin to Phyapon
Improved testing facilities at MOC and Public Works laboratories and offices
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||As of 1Q 2020, the project implementation is proposed to be extended from 28 April 2020 to 31 Dec 2021 due to the needs to rectify defects of completed works. Loan extension request is currently with the Cabinet for approval. Output 2 has been completed.As of Q4 2019, actual construction progress is around 99%. Rectification of minor defects are ongoing.As of Q2 2019, actual construction progress is around 97% . As of Q2 2018, actual construction progress is around 92% . As of Q1 2018, actual construction progress is around 80% . As of Q4 2017, actual construction progress is around 50+% . As of Q1, 2017, actual cumulative construction progress is around 25%, As of Q4, 2016, actual construction progress is around 14%, almost in line with the revised construction schedule. As of Q3 2016, Actual construction progress is around 6% with a (-13%) variance from the scheduled activities. Slow materials deliveries, and delays in testing and approval of materials affected the progress. Since wet season has started in the later part of May 2016, activities were been limited. During this period, a revised construction schedule will be prepared to reflect plans on how to recover lost progress and ensure a prompt start to work for the next dry season in November. As of Q1 2016: Construction ongoing, mostly survey and test pit work, routine maintenance, construction of contractor's office/RE facilities, concrete batching plant, laboratory testing 19 Oct 2015: Contractors commencement date19 Oct 2015: Contractors commencement date. Jung Heung Construction Co. Ltd (Km0+000 to Km25+500) and Shwe Taung, Wika, Tokyu, STK Joint Venture (Km25+500 to Km54+450)6 Oct 2015: Handover and access of 2 construction sites to contractors.------------------5 Oct 2015: commencement of services of construction supervision and project implementation services consultant construction supervision and project implementation services consultant (SMEC International Pty Ltd. in joint venture with Oriental Consultants Global Co. Ltd. and Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd).------------------11 Sep 2015: 2 civil works contractors and construction supervision consultants contract signing with EA.-----------July 2015, the procurement activities for the civil works for the construction rehabilitation of Maubin-Phyapon Road is almost completed. Awarding of contracts is anticipated in 3rd quarter 2015 (August).As of Q2 2018, all equipment has been delivered. As of Q1 2018, all equipment packages except for G2 - Pavement Condition Survey Equipment, has been delivered. G2 package will be delivered and training completed by May 2018.As of Q4 2017, procurement of laboratory equipment has been completed. Delivery of equipment will be from Q4 2017 - Q1 2018.Civil works for the laboratory building (CW3) has been cancelled.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is categorized as B for environment. It is not anticipated to cause significant adverse environmental impacts. The dominant land use along the project road is agricultural, which is primarily for rice production. The road corridor is not within undisturbed landscapes, mangrove areas, or near environmentally-protected areas. The project will not encroach on environmentally-sensitive sites. An IEE has been prepared by the government to meet the requirements of the SPS. It was publicly disclosed in May 2014. An EMP has been prepared as part of the IEE. The EMP defines the institutional arrangements and responsibilities for its implementation and includes an environmental training program for MOC and PW to develop their capacity in environmental management. The EMP is to be incorporated into the project's road rehabilitation civil works contract documentation. A GRM has been developed to facilitate resolution of construction-related environmental impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is categorized as B for involuntary resettlement. The project identified a total of 62 affected households and 1 government office within the COI, with some of the affected households relocated during project preparation. The affected households have been consulted and were informed about the proposed project, SPS, and proposed assistance due to displacement. A resettlement plan has been prepared, which includes corrective actions for those affected households who have already relocated, based on the tracer study carried out during project preparation. The government prepared the Resettlement Plans and was publicly disclosed in June 2014. A Supplemental Resettlement Plan was prepared in June 2016. This supplementary Resettlement Plan was prepared as the government wished to change the alignment, and at one curve along the road straighten the road for road safety. The new road alignment affected four households. The resettlement coordinating committee (RCC) met with the affected persons in September 2016. All compensation activities completed in 1st Quarter 2017.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is categorized as C for indigenous peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||The Project Management Unit along with its Supervision consultants were tasked to conduct stakeholders consultation prior to and during road construction. The latest stakeholders consultation meetings were held in September 2016. The GRM committee orientation was held in November 2016 and a follow-up workshop for the GRM committee was completed in March 2017.|
|Consulting Services||The construction supervision and project implementation services consultant (SMEC International Pty Ltd. in joint venture with Oriental Consultants Global Co. Ltd. and Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd) was recruited through quality- and cost-based selection and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The Consultant was mobilized on 5 Oct 2015.|
The Procurement Plan was revised in October 2016 to update the details on the procurement of goods and small civil works.
Civil works were procured following International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Jung Heung Construction Co. Ltd was awarded with the Km0+000 to Km25+500 package and Shwe Taung, Wika, Tokyu, STK Joint Venture was awarded the Km25+500 to Km54+450. Both contractors were mobilized on 19 Oct 2015
The procurement activities for the testing facilities at MOC and Department of Highways laboratories and offices commenced in 2Q 2016.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nagao, Shinichiro|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar
|Concept Clearance||22 May 2013|
|Fact Finding||25 Feb 2014 to 07 Mar 2014|
|MRM||14 May 2014|
|Approval||26 Nov 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Mar 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Nov 2014||10 Feb 2015||12 May 2015||30 Sep 2018||31 Dec 2021||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||80.80||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||80.00||26 Nov 2014||36.82||0.00||84%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||26 Nov 2014||34.85||0.00||79%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|MYA: Maubin Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project||Advance Notice||Archived||21 Jul 2014|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|SUPPLY OF PAVEMENT CONDITION SURVEY EQUIPMENT (TWO UNITS OF FALLING WEIGHT DEFLECTOMETER, CAR-MOUNTED ROUGHNESS METERS, AND BENKELMAN BEAM)||Loan 3199||29 Sep 2017||DATA COLLECTION LTD.||8 C BENTINCK ST., NEW LYNN, AUKLAND 1600 NEW ZEALAND||Ministry of Construction||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,295,216.00||1,295,216.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Nov 2016|