Myanmar: Maubin-Phyapon Road Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 47086-002 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Leather, James Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Myanmar
  • Loan
  • 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 Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The equipment and testing facilities were advertised in Q4 2016 and expected to be awarded in Q2 2017.


As of December 2016, the road construction is ongoing, periodic review will be conducted by both ADB and MOC to ensure smooth project progress. Procurement notice for equipment and testing facilities was advertised in December 2016.

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

As of April 2017 the actual construction progress is around 20%, slightly behind schedule. The equipment and testing facilities were advertised in Q4 2016 and expected to be awarded in Q2 2017.


The procurement activities for the testing facilities at MOC and Department of Highways laboratories and offices will commence on 4rd quarter 2016.

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 date

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 (SMEC).


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).

Geographical Location

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 developmed 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 will affect 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 will conduct stakeholders consultantion 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.

The Procurement Plan was revised in October 2016 to update the details on the procurement of goods and small civil works, which is due for advertisement in 4th quarter2016.

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 will commence on 2nd quarter 2016.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Leather, James
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


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2017

Loan 3199-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2014 10 Feb 2015 12 May 2015 30 Sep 2018 - -
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 34.97 0.00 48%
Counterpart 0.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2014 14.72 0.00 20%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan