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 Name||Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
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 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)|
|Outcome||Efficiency and safety of road traffic along the GMS EWEC and NSEC in Myanmar improved|
1. GMS highways improved
2. Yangon-Mandalay expressway safety improved
3. Detailed design for other highway projects prepared
|Geographical Location||Bago, Pathein, Thilawa, Yangon|
|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.|
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.|
|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|
Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar
|Concept Clearance||17 Mar 2017|
|Fact Finding||28 Feb 2017 to 08 Mar 2017|
|MRM||03 Oct 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||01 Oct 2018|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Transport Sector Reform and Modernization: Project Data Sheet (Myanmar language translation)||Translated PDS||Apr 2017|
|GMS Highway Modernization Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Mar 2017|
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|
|GMS Highway Modernization Project: Yangon-Pathein Highway Rehabilitation Subproject Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Planning Documents||Sep 2017|
|GMS Highway Modernization Project: Bago-Thanlyin Highway Rehabilitation Subproject Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Sep 2017|
|GMS Highway Modernization Project: Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Jul 2017|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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|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|
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