47087-003: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project | Asian Development Bank

Myanmar: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47087-003 Status: Proposed

The project will rehabilitate and improve about 280 km of highways, improve safety of the Yangon-Mandalay expressway, and finance detailed technical preparation of a new highway project, all along Myanmar's Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) and North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC).

Project Details

Project Officer
Veron-Okamoto, Adrien Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Myanmar
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project
Project Number 47087-003
Country Myanmar
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 340.00 million
ASEAN Infrastructure Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will rehabilitate and improve about 280 km of highways, improve safety of the Yangon-Mandalay expressway, and finance detailed technical preparation of a new highway project, all along Myanmar's Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) and North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is instrumental to achieving the Country Partnership Strategy's objective to develop the GMS corridors. It supports the strategy's emphasis on transport infrastructure improvements, reforms, and private sector development. The project forms part of a sequence of gradually larger and more value-adding projects in the transport sector in Myanmar.
Impact All-weather and safe road transport infrastructure developed in order to fulfill social and economic transport needs of the nation (National Transport Sector Development Master Plan)
Outcome More efficient and safer movement of goods and people along the GMS EWEC and North- South corridor in Myanmar
Outputs

1. Highways rehabilitated

2. Expressway safety improved

3. Detailed technical preparation for GMS EWEC highway development project completed

Geographical Location Bago, Pathein, Thilawa, Yangon
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
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. The government is preparing IEEs to meet the requirements of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS), which will be publicly disclosed. Each IEE will include an Environmental Management Plan (EMP). The EMP is to be incorporated into the project's civil works contract documentation. IEEs will also include a grievance redress mechanism to facilitate resolution of construction-related environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is tentatively categorized as B for involuntary resettlement. The project will remain within the right of way, but is expected to impact structures encroaching on the right of way and located in the project's immediate corridor of impact. Resettlement surveys were ongoing in April 2017. Affected households will be consulted and informed about the proposed project, SPS, and proposed assistance due to displacement. The government is preparing resettlement plans, which will be publicly disclosed.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation meetings were organized in January 2017 for the preparation of the IEEs. Additional consultation meetings will be organized in April and May 2017 as part of the preparation of the resettlement plans.
During Project Implementation The Project Management Unit along with its Supervision consultants will conduct stakeholders consultation prior to and during road construction.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A

consulting firm will be recruited for supervision, institutional strengthening and design services,

for outputs 1 and 2. A separate consulting firm will be recruited for output 3. Both consultants

will be recruited following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development

Bank and Its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time-to-time), using the quality and costs based

selection procedure and full technical proposal.

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 Mar 2017
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2017 to 08 Mar 2017
MRM 03 Oct 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2018

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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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Management and Construction Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Dec 2017 25 Jan 2018
47087-MYA: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project Advance Notice Active 15 Jun 2017

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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