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Myanmar: Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47086-002 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Nagao, Shinichiro Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Myanmar
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 47086-002
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3199-MYA: Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 80.00 million
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
Description

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
Project Outcome
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.
Implementation Progress
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.
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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.
Business Opportunities
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.
Procurement

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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Timetable
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

Loan 3199-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 0.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2014 34.85 0.00 79%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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Title Document Type Document Date
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (April-September 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2020
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2017-March 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2019
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 April 2016-31 March 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Nov 2017
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Project Procurement-Related Review Proactive Integrity Reviews (PIR) Jun 2017
Maubin–Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (10 May 2015-31 March 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2016
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2016
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Project Data Sheet (Myanmar Language Translation) Translated PDS May 2015
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Feb 2015
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2014
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2014
Maubin Phyarpon Road Rehabilitation Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Sep 2013
Maubin Phyarpon Road Rehabilitation Project Concept Papers May 2013

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
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Maubin–Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-July 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2019
Maubin–Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports May 2019
Maubin–Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2019
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2018
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2017
Maubin–Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
Maubin–Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Maubin–Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project: Supplemental Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2016
Maubin Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2014
Maubin-Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Initial Environmental Examination May 2014
Maubin Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Resettlement Plans Apr 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
MYA: Maubin Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project Advance Notice Archived 21 Jul 2014

Contracts Awarded

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

Procurement Plan