Myanmar: Transport Sector Reform and Modernization

Sovereign Project | 47087-001

The impact of the technical assistance will be a more effective and sustainable management of the transport sector in Myanmar. The outcome will be improved policies and actionable plans for reforming and modernizing the transport sector.

The technical assistance will be implemented under the following four outputs.

Output 1: Improved transport sector architecture defined.

Output 2: Restructuring and rationalization strategy for Myanma Railways prepared.

Output 3: Reengineering plan for Public Works prepared.

Output 4: Business restructuring strategies for selected state-owned enterprises under the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Rail Transportation prepared.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Date, Shihiru
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Myanmar
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Transport Sector Reform and Modernization
Project Number 47087-001
Country / Economy Myanmar
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8788-MYA: Transport Sector Reform and Modernization
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 8788-MYA: Transport Sector Reform and Modernization (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 8788-MYA: Transport Sector Reform and Modernization (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
TA 8788-MYA: Transport Sector Reform and Modernization (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 999,950.00
TA 8788-MYA: Transport Sector Reform and Modernization
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The impact of the technical assistance will be a more effective and sustainable management of the transport sector in Myanmar. The outcome will be improved policies and actionable plans for reforming and modernizing the transport sector.

The technical assistance will be implemented under the following four outputs.

Output 1: Improved transport sector architecture defined.

Output 2: Restructuring and rationalization strategy for Myanma Railways prepared.

Output 3: Reengineering plan for Public Works prepared.

Output 4: Business restructuring strategies for selected state-owned enterprises under the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Rail Transportation prepared.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Myanmar's economy has reached a turning point, potentially separating a history of low growth with a phase of quick catch-up. Modernization of the country's transport system can be an engine for such transformation. An ADB study showed that improving international and national transport systems and services can increase Myanmar's gross domestic product by more than 20% by 2030. Improving transport connectivity and rural accessibility will raise the competitiveness of agricultural products and reduce rural poverty. Investment needs are large because of the low quality and poor condition of existing infrastructure. Addressing them will take time since transport institutions require strengthening.

The government has asked ADB for policy and advisory technical assistance (TA) to help design transport sector reforms and modernization plans. As a first step toward assisting Myanmar, ADB has been preparing a transport sector policy study. This follow-on TA is a second step, which builds on the early findings of the initial study and the policy dialogue developed..

Impact Transport sector reform and modernization initiated
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Government is able to consider and start implementing transport sector reforms and capacity building plans
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved transport sector architecture defined

Restructuring and capacity building plan for Myanma Railways prepared

Restructuring and capacity building plan for Public Works prepared

Government receives advice on how to restructure selected state-owned enterprises

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project preparation of the Myanmar railway modernization project is underway. Loan factfinding mission is tentatively scheduled in February 2021. Individual international and national consultants to provide additional support to project preparation and implementation have been recruited and mobilized since January 2019.
Geographical Location
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

Under Phase 1 of the TA, ADB recruited 12 individual international consultants and 1 national consultant for a total of about 60 person-months international consultant input and 24 person-months national consultant input. Recruitment of consultants was done in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Phase 2 of the TA requires an additional 63 peron-months of international consultant inputs, and 63 person-months of national consultant inputs. All consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). It will be implemented through individual consultants as under Phase 1 and one consulting firm. Nine existing positions of individual international consultants will be provided additional inputs. Three new positions will

be created to cover project due diligence areas that are common to all projects: social and

environmental safeguards, and financial management. The existing position of national transport

coordinator will be extended, and supported by a new position of executive assistant. A national

urban specialist will be recruited to support engagement in Yangon.

All procurement under the TA will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Date, Shihiru
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport
U Win Khant, Director General
to follow
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Yangon
Union of Myanmar
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Sep 2014
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Jan 2021

TA 8788-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2014 26 Jan 2015 26 Jan 2015 31 Aug 2016 31 Aug 2021 19 Oct 2021
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,999,950.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,999,950.00 17 Jun 2022 4,151,546.16

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Consultation and External Relations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Aug 2020 15 Aug 2020
National Road Safety Facilitator Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019
National Road Safety Facilitator Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019
International Social Development / Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019
International Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019
National Social Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Mar 2019 07 Mar 2019
National Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2019 25 Feb 2019
National Senior Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019
National Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019
National Road Safety Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019
National Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019
International Procurement and Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Dec 2018 08 Jan 2019
Project Preparation and Engineering Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Jul 2018 08 Aug 2018
Project Preparation, Engineering, and Procurement Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Nov 2017 11 Dec 2017
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Oct 2017 03 Nov 2017
National Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Aug 2017 11 Sep 2017
Social Development/Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Public Transport Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2017 20 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8788 23 Apr 2018 SMEC International Pty. Ltd., AUS(AUSTRALIA) in association with MYANMAR INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS CO. LTD. (MMIC)(MYANMAR) | 220-226 Sharp Street Cooma, NSW 2630 Australia Ministry of Transport and Communications 749,350.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.