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

Myanmar: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project

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

The project will improve transport conditions along Myanmar's East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) and North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC) by (i) improving about 99 km of GMS highways, (ii) improving the safety of the Yangon-Mandalay expressway, and (iii) preparing detailed designs for other highway projects on the GMS corridors. The highways to be improved under the project are the Bago-Thanlyin highway and the Yangon-Mandalay expressway. The highways to be designed under the project are the Yangon-Pathein highway and a new Bago-Kyaikto highway.

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 Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3747-MYA: Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 194.70 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will improve transport conditions along Myanmar's East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) and North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC) by (i) improving about 99 km of GMS highways, (ii) improving the safety of the Yangon-Mandalay expressway, and (iii) preparing detailed designs for other highway projects on the GMS corridors. The highways to be improved under the project are the Bago-Thanlyin highway and the Yangon-Mandalay expressway. The highways to be designed under the project are the Yangon-Pathein highway and a new Bago-Kyaikto highway.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The GMS road corridors are the backbone of Myanmar's transport system. The project is in line with the Country Partnership Strategy's objective to develop the GMS corridors. It advances its strategic 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 (National Transport Sector Development Master Plan)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency and safety of road traffic along the GMS EWEC and NSEC in Myanmar improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

GMS highways improved

Yangon-Mandalay expressway safety improved

Detailed design for other highway projects prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 has been classified as Category A for Involuntary Resettlement in accordance with ADB's Operations Manual: Safeguards Policy Statement (F1). The Government will ensure that: (i) the Resettlement Plan, agreed between the Government and ADB, is implemented in accordance with their terms and all applicable laws and regulations of Myanmar and ADB's SPS; (ii) in case of any inconsistency between government laws and ADB's policy, the latter will prevail; (iii) all affected persons are given adequate opportunity to participate in resettlement planning and implementation; (iv) counterpart funds for resettlement activities are provided according to the budget and project schedule; (v) any additional costs in excess of the resettlement plan budget estimates are met within the project schedule; and

(vi) adequate staff and resources are committed to supervising and monitoring implementation of the resettlement plan. No displacement or relocation activities will take place until: (i) the resettlement coordinating committee has been set-up; (ii) an Updated Resettlement Plan has been prepared, reviewed and accepted by ADB; and (iii) compensation and assistance detailed in the Resettlement Plan has been provided to the affected households.

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 (quality to cost ratio of 90:10) and full technical proposal.
Procurement All procurement of works and goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures will be adopted for civil works contracts estimated to cost $3.0 million or more, and procurement of goods valued at $500,000 or higher.
Responsible ADB Officer Veron-Okamoto, Adrien
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Highways, Ministry of Construction
[email protected]
Ministry of Construction,
Building Number 11, Nay Pyi Taw
Myanmar
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 27 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Nov 2018

Loan 3747-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2018 - - 30 Jun 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 202.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 194.70 27 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 7.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Nov 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Management and Construction Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Sep 2018 10 Oct 2018
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

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan