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Myanmar: Third Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48175-001 Status: Closed

The objective of the Project is to strengthen competitiveness of the GMS economic corridors through investing in urban infrastructure in corridor towns. Local economic development in corridor towns will contribute to broader regional economy through increased traffic and trade along the GMS economic corridors. The proposed project will be the third phase of the GMS corridor towns development initiative. The first phase is being implemented in ten towns while the second phase is under preparation in seven towns in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. As Myanmar could not be included in the second phase, it was agreed that the third phase will focus only on Myanmar.

Project Details

Project Officer
Eri Honda Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Myanmar
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Third Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Project Number 48175-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8758-MYA: Third Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant US$ 350,000.00
TA 8758-MYA: Third Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project (Supplementary)
ATF - Netherlands TA Grant US$ 125,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The objective of the Project is to strengthen competitiveness of the GMS economic corridors through investing in urban infrastructure in corridor towns. Local economic development in corridor towns will contribute to broader regional economy through increased traffic and trade along the GMS economic corridors. The proposed project will be the third phase of the GMS corridor towns development initiative. The first phase is being implemented in ten towns while the second phase is under preparation in seven towns in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. As Myanmar could not be included in the second phase, it was agreed that the third phase will focus only on Myanmar.

Chronic underinvestment in urban infrastructure has resulted in seriously deficient municipal services throughout Myanmar. The piped water supply systems in the project cities are fed by untreated water and serves only city centers. There is no reliable data available, but nonrevenue water likely account for over 50% in all of the three cities. The project cities do not have any form of central sewerage system. Households discharge domestic wastewater through septic tanks. Effluent from septic tanks infiltrates to groundwater, or ends up in roadside drains. The stormwater drains thereby function as open sewers. Solid waste management is inadequate, with limited collection services and poor final disposal. Uncollected waste is generally burned or dumped into roadside drains, which is causing environmental pollution and urban floods. Lack of urban infrastructure and limited capacity to manage municipal services seriously discourage external investments that are critical to socioeconomic development and growth.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project is expected to develop the cities of Mawlamyine in Mon State, and Hpa-An and Myawaddy in Kayin State as competitive economic nodes along the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) which extends from Da Nang on the coast of Viet Nam through Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Thailand to Mawlamyine on the coast of Myanmar.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Social surveys, stakeholder consultations, and focus group discussions were conducted. The stakeholder communication strategy was developed.
During Project Implementation The stakeholder communication strategy will be implemented.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A team of consultants will be engaged through firm(s). The quality- and cost-based selection method with quality-cost ration of 90:10, using full technical proposal procedures, will be followed.
Procurement All procurement and consultant recruitment under the ADB loan will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time), and Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and Its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Eri Honda
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 17 Nov 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 May 2018

TA 8758-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Nov 2014 08 Jan 2015 08 Jan 2015 30 Apr 2016 30 Apr 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,125,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,475,000.00 17 Nov 2014 1,463,053.50

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 8758 13 Feb 2015 Safege, France (France) in association with Myanmar International Consultants Co. Ltd. (MMIC) (Myanmar) 76 Rue Des Suisses-B.P. 727 92007 Nanterre, Cedex, France Ministry of Construction 1,190,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.