Myanmar: Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services
The project is designed to provide improved water supply, which will be charged to permit cost recovery and sustainability at the community level, tertiary level solid waste management, and roads and culverts.
Southeast Asia Department
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- Water and other urban infrastructure and services
|Project Name||Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services|
|Country / Economy||Myanmar
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|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||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Water and other urban infrastructure and services
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The project is designed to provide improved water supply, which will be charged to permit cost recovery and sustainability at the community level, tertiary level solid waste management, and roads and culverts.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Yangon City Development City (YCDC) sources state less than 60% of the urban population has access to municipal water supply. Others rely on rainwater harvesting, hand-dug shallow wells and buying water from water sellers, which may take up to 10% of household income. The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) reports that about 72% of its population is served by the city's water supply system. There is no network of drains for storm-water or wastewater especially where most poor people reside. Polluted water remains stagnant in open drains and on household plots. This has resulted in the high incidence of diarrhea and water-related vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue.
The aim of the project is to reduce poverty in selected communities in Yangon and Mandalay, where poverty incidence is high, and prospects for better economic opportunity and living conditions are poor. Myanmar's Framework for Economic and Social Reforms recognizes that Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, with the lowest ranking on the Human Development Index. The measures proposed for poverty reduction are structured within macroeconomic policies as well as more specific sector policies contributing to people-centered development and inclusive growth, as well as improved governance. ADB's Interim Country Partnership Strategy (ICPS, October 2012-2014) aims to assist the government in promoting sustainable and inclusive economic development and job creation in support of poverty reduction. ADB will mainstream the themes of (i) environmental sustainability; (ii) good governance; (iii) private sector development; (iv) regional cooperation and integration; and (v) gender equality. These themes are reflected in the design of this JFPR grant project.
|Impact||Better living conditions and environ ment in targeted communities in Mandalay and Yangon|
|Description of Outcome||Improved environmental infrastructure for the targeted communities in Mandalay and Yangon|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Priority infrastructures (tertiary level) have been identified by the communities and approved by the government. Civil works has started as of Q1 2018. Capacity development activities are on-going.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Support to planning, delivery and maintenance of tertiary level infra-structure.
Improved community Infrastructure and Basic Services.
Project management, monitoring and Audit
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Instead of latrines, water supply systems were chosen for Dala by community and EA. Scope change memo is being processed.
Instead of drains, roads and culverts were chosen for Mandalay by community and EA. Scope change memo is being processed.
Completed. Operationalization of the systems being implemented.
100 CDC formed. 30 CDCs are being operationalized.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||On environmental safeguards, the project is categorized as B for environment risks as manageable environmental impacts will expected from the construction activities under the project.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||On social safeguards, the project is categorized as _C_ for involuntary resettlement. No land acquisition and resettlement impacts are envisioned, as improvements are expted to occur on public land. However, given the community-demand driven approach, criteria will be established to assess subproject feasibility. Subprojects that have potential for land acquisition and resettlement wil be excluded from the project. Procedures for voluntary land donation will be prepared following the guidelines ain ADb's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and will be applied to the implementing agency. Both selection criteria and guidelines for voluntary contributions will be inserted in the grant covenant.|
|Indigenous Peoples||On social safeguards, the project is categorized as _C_ for indigenous peoples. The project is not expected to affect any indigenous peoples specifically. Any civil works or infrastructure upgrading that may cause adverse indigenous peoples impacts will not be eligible for project financing. Specific screening procedures and requirements will be established.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations with stakeholders were conducted during project preparation. Site selection was undertaken based on selection criteria in consultation with the relevant city departments and endorsed by local government. Selected few wards in two townships in Yangon and and two in Mandalay were identified following consultations with communities and city administration officials, based on severe environmental conditions, evidence of poverty, interest in community mobilization, and proximity to primary infrastructure.|
|During Project Implementation||The project involves participatory activities by design, in the identification of community interests. The detailed composition of the project (selection of priority infrastructure component, purpose and management of savings groups, etc.) is determinded through direct participation of the target beneficiaries and their Community Development Committees.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Thu, Kyaw|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Myanmar Resident Mission|
Ministry of Construction
Mr. U Minn Htein, Director General, Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development
Department of Rural Road Development Yan Aung 2 ward, Area 6, near Shan Lake, Pyinmana, Naypyitaw, Myanmar Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar
|Concept Clearance||24 Jul 2013|
|Fact Finding||30 Aug 2013 to 04 Sep 2013|
|Approval||27 Feb 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Feb 2014||04 Jun 2014||04 Jun 2014||31 Dec 2018||31 Dec 2020||-|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||4.20||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||17 Jun 2022||0.00||3.99||100%|
|Cofinancing||4.00||17 Jun 2022||0.00||3.98||99%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Oct 2019||25 Oct 2019|
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