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Myanmar: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47152-002 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Myanmar to help strengthen agriculture production and value chain development by improving and modernizing irrigation systems in three regions of the country's central dry zone.

Project Details

Project Officer
Takaku, Ryutaro Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Myanmar
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project
Project Number 47152-002
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project
Asia Investment Facility US$ 22.30 million
Loan 3477-MYA: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 75.00 million
Loan: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 27.90 million
TA 9248-MYA: Rural Productivity and Ecosystems Services Enhanced in Central Dry Zone Forest Reserves
Global Environment Facility US$ 4.79 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural drainage - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Irrigation - Rural flood protection

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The sector project will increase agricultural value added by improving irrigation and strengthening agricultural value chains in three regions of Myanmar's central dry zone (CDZ). It will support the development of district-wide agricultural value chains and the modernization of irrigation systems in Magway district of the Magway region, Shwebo district of the Sagaing region, and Meiktila and Yamethin districts in the Mandalay region during a 7-year implementation period. The irrigation system rehabilitation and modernization component will cover about 20,000 hectares (ha) and benefit about 24,000 households. Parallel to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project, cofinancing from the Agence Fran aise de D veloppement (AFD) will strengthen local, regional, and national capacity for integrated water resources management (IWRM).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Central Dry Zone (CDZ) region, straddling large parts of Mandalay, Magway and lower Sagaing divisions, is one of the most food insecure, water-stressed, climate sensitive and natural resource poor regions in Myanmar. The CDZ region has the second highest population density in Myanmar but remains one of the least developed. Access and availability of water resources are key determinants of rural poverty with livelihoods largely dependent on the southwest monsoon. Principal crops in the CDZ consist of oil seeds and legumes, chillies, and vegetables grown as rainfed, upland crops during the wet season. Rice cultivation depends on irrigation, even during the monsoon season. Seasonal water shortages caused by low and erratic annual rainfall patterns and sandy and fragile soils that are at high risk of water and wind erosion limit paddy rice cultivation, render rainfed agriculture a high risk endeavor, and contribute to low agricultural production. Under such uncertain climatic and rainfall conditions, the provision of functional canal irrigation systems is critical to safeguarding crops. Stimulating and developing agricultural value chains will help ensure balanced, integrated rural development and income growth for farmers in the CDZ. Improvements in the value chains through research and development and extension delivery of improved cropping systems that increase the production of pulses, oilseeds, and other non-rice crops are necessary to raise both on-farm and off-farm agricultural productivity. A predictable water supply is key but only a part of the solution. Along with improving access to irrigation, a broader focus on integrated value chain development will help enhance the production base and ensure that farmers have more access to production credit and quality seeds and other farm inputs at reasonable prices.
Impact

Food security for domestic consumption and higher nutritional value by all citizens attained

Socioeconomic status of rural people through increased agricultural productivity enhanced

Food security for domestic consumption and higher nutritional value by all citizens attained

Socioeconomic status of rural people through increased agricultural productivity enhanced

Quality and standard of agricultural products to compete in international markets improved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Income increased income and poverty reduced for rural populations in the project areas.
Progress Toward Outcome Output indicators to be achieved
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Effective agricultural value chains in oilseeds, pulses, and horticultural crops developed

Reliability of agricultural water supplies improved and irrigated area increased in subproject areas

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

To be achieved

To be achieved

To be achieved

To be achieved

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To be achieved

Geographical Location Magway District, Magway Region, Mandalay Region, Meiktila District, Sagaing Region, Shwebo District, Yamethin District
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environment impacts will not be significant since the project will only involve rehabilitation, tertiary and on-farm irrigation system development. Indigenous peoples concerns will be confirmed and addressed. The project team will conduct due diligence and prepare safeguard requirements compliant with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).
Involuntary Resettlement There is a probability of land acquisition in irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation and development (including tertiary canals, land consolidation, rural roads and agricultural processing facilities, if any) in subprojects. The project team will identify the impacts of resettlement on civil works and prepare resettlement plan during implementation.
Indigenous Peoples The project team will identify whether indigenous people will be affected or not in each subproject during implementation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During implementation of the PPTA, consultation with the beneficiaries on the project design in participatory manner will be condulcted.
During Project Implementation Consultation with the beneficiaries in participatory manner will be conducted during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consulting services required for capacity development and project management support will be engaged in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2015, as amended from time to time). The consultant was recruited through a firm selected using QCBS method at a ratio of 80:20 based on full technical proposals.

A total of 94.0 person-months (pm) of consulting services (consisting of 24.0 pm of international and 70.0 pm of national input) will be required for project preparation. The consulting services will be recruited from a firm selected using QCBS method at a ratio of 80:20 based on a full technical proposal. The consultants was recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Following termination of the project management unit (PMU) firm, a new PMU consisting of individual consultants is now in place. The Irrigation System Management Unit firm was mobilized in March 2020.

Procurement All procurement to be financed under the loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's' Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Very few qualified local consultants and private contractors presently exist in Myanmar to design and implement irrigation facilities as MOALI and other government agencies traditionally construct civil works using force account procedures based on standard designs and technical specifications. The contract for rehabilitation of Chaung Magyi Irrigation System, signed in August 2019 is ongoing. Packages for accounting software, environmental baseline survey, computers, vehicles, office equipment, and office furniture have been awarded.
Responsible ADB Officer Takaku, Ryutaro
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
[email protected]
Office Bldg No. 15, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 07 Dec 2015 to 11 Dec 2015
MRM 21 Jul 2016
Approval 28 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2019

Loan 3477-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2016 22 Mar 2017 21 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 106.34 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 28 Nov 2016 8.00 0.00 11%
Counterpart 3.44 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 27.90 28 Nov 2016 1.91 0.00 3%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - Satisfactory Satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

TA 9248-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2016 07 Apr 2017 07 Apr 2017 31 Mar 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 4,790,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,790,000.00 28 Nov 2016 2,870,645.82
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - Satisfactory Satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Procurement Officer - 2 Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2020 25 May 2020
National Procurement Officer - 1 Individual - Consulting Closed 12 May 2020 25 May 2020
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (National Procurement Officer - 1 Person) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2020 03 Mar 2020
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (International Financial Management Specialist [IFMS] - 1 Person) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2019 27 Jan 2020
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (International Procurement Specialist [IPS] - 1 Person) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2019 27 Jan 2020
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (National Finance Manager - 1 Person) Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Dec 2019 24 Dec 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (National Procurement Officer - 1 Person) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Nov 2019 03 Dec 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (Administrative Staff - 2 Persons) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (Translator cum Interpreter) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (Accounts Assistant - 2 Persons) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (National Procurement Officer - 2 Persons) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (National Finance Manager) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (Deputy Project Manager) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2019 13 Sep 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (Accountant - 2 Persons) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2019 13 Sep 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (Administrative Officer) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2019 13 Sep 2019
Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019
Irrigation Systems Management Unit (ISMU2) Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Nov 2018 05 Dec 2018
3477-MYA: Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (IAIDP) [IAIDP/Package 01] Invitation for Bids Closed 22 Jun 2018 07 Aug 2018
Assistant Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Feb 2018 13 Mar 2018
TA Implementation Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Feb 2018 28 Mar 2018
Project Management Unit Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Jul 2017 02 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
IRRIGATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT UNIT (ISMU2) KOREA RURAL COMMUNITY CORPORATION Loan 3477 27 Feb 2020 KOREA RURAL COMMUNITY CORPORATION (KRC) NO. 3075, TAUNGGYI ST., OTTARA THIRI TOWNSHIP, NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR REP.UNION OF MYANMAR Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation OTHERS 2,865,193.36 2,865,193.36
Rehabilitation of Chaung Magyi Irrigation System Loan 3477 28 Aug 2019 Zhongmei Engineering Group Ltd No. 1177, Jiulong AV, Hong Gutan New District, Nanchang City, Jiangxi, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation CONSTRUCTION 3,528,202.86 3,508,350.95
INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST (PACKAGE 42) Loan 3477 26 Apr 2019 JESSIE B. ARNUCO 3618 CAELIAN HILLS DRIVE, ITALIA-500, BF RV,TALON 2,LAS PINAS,MANILA,PHILIPPINES UNITED STATES Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation CONSULTANCY 104,690.00 104,690.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9248 26 Oct 2018 NIPPON KOEI CO. LTD.(JAPAN) in association with Professional Research and Consultancy(MYANMAR) 4TH FLOOR, PACIFIC STAR BUILDING MAKATI AVE. COR. SEN. GIL PUYAT AVE. MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES 1200 Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Consulting Services 2,506,432.00
PMU CONSULTANTS Loan 3477 12 Mar 2018 VARIOUS VARIOUS HONG KONG, CHINA Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Consulting Services 2,270,157.00 2,270,015.00

Procurement Plan