The proposed project will improve urban environment and public health in Mandalay city through improved access to sustainable urban services. The project is expected to help Mandalay increase its development potential as a regional economic growth center. The indicative outputs will include (i) water supply system improvements, (ii) drainage and flood protection, (iii) wastewater management, and (iv) institutional capacity strengthening and public awareness raising. Institutional capacity strengthening will comprehensively cover the areas of strategic urban planning, municipal finance and financial management, urban service operation performance, asset management, and operation and maintenance of the project facilities.
|Project Name||Mandalay City Urban Services Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed project will improve urban environment and public health in Mandalay city through improved access to sustainable urban services. The project is expected to help Mandalay increase its development potential as a regional economic growth center. The indicative outputs will include (i) water supply system improvements, (ii) drainage and flood protection, (iii) wastewater management, and (iv) institutional capacity strengthening and public awareness raising. Institutional capacity strengthening will comprehensively cover the areas of strategic urban planning, municipal finance and financial management, urban service operation performance, asset management, and operation and maintenance of the project facilities.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Chronic underinvestment in urban infrastructure has resulted in seriously deficient urban services throughout Myanmar. Large parts of cities consist of resettlement areas, reflecting the relocation and housing programs for government staff in the 1960s and early 1990s. These areas have urban services much below acceptable levels. Inadequate water, drainage, and sanitation services, combined with insufficient preventive health care, have resulted in severe health threats at many levels. The under-five mortality rate is considerably higher than elsewhere in Southeast Asia. The high prevalence of water-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue, are directly related to the poor state of critical urban services. The proposed project is in line with the ADB's medium-term goal in Myanmar as outlined in the interim country partnership strategy to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth in support of the government's objectives of poverty reduction and national reconciliation.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||Social surveys, focus group meetings, and stakeholder interviews are being conducted under the TA. TA review meetings have been attended by representatives from the Government, other donor agencies, and civil society.|
|Consulting Services||Team of consultants was engaged through a firm. ADB selected and engaged consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2013) through quality- and cost-based selection method with quality-cost ratio of 90:10 using full technical proposal.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Honda, Eri|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Mandalay Regional Government
Corner of 31st Street and 72nd Street
Chan Aye Thar San Township
|Approval||03 Oct 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||04 Nov 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Oct 2013||30 Oct 2013||30 Oct 2013||30 Jun 2015||30 Jun 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,300,000.00||1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,300,000.00||03 Oct 2013||2,279,165.89|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Mandalay City Urban Services Improvement Project: Project Data Sheet (Myanmar Language Translation)||Translated PDS||Jan 2015|
|Mandalay City Urban Services Improvement Project||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2013|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Mandalay Urban Services Improvement Project: Toward a Green Mandalay||Brochures and Flyers||Sep 2015|
|Mandalay Urban Services Improvement Project: Toward a Green Mandalay (Myanmar Language Translation)||Brochures and Flyers||Sep 2015|
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