47187-001: Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services | Asian Development Bank

Myanmar: Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47187-001 Status: Active

The project is designed to provide improved water supply, which will be charged to permit cost recovery and sustainability, sanitary latrines, community drainage, solid waste management and footpaths.

Project Details

Project Officer
Thu, Kyaw Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Myanmar
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services
Project Number 47187-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9177-MYA: Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 4.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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, sanitary latrines, community drainage, solid waste management and footpaths.
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
Project Outcome
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 are targeted to start in quarter (1) 2018. Capacity development activities are on-going.
Implementation Progress
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) The implementing contractor has been engaged and mobilized in August 2015.
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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.) will be determinded through direct participation of the target beneficiaries and their Community Development Committees.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services tbd
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Thu, Kyaw
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Myanmar Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
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 19 Sep 2017

Grant 9177-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Feb 2014 04 Jun 2014 04 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 27 Feb 2014 0.00 1.88 47%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.00 27 Feb 2014 0.00 0.77 19%

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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
Pro-Poor Community Infrastructure and Basic Services Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Feb 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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