The Asian Development Bank is working with Myanmar to rebuild cyclone-damaged infrastructure and restore livelihoods in villages in Chin state the poorest and most remote part of Myanmar. The project is taking a build-back-better approach to reconstruction in the area.
|Project Name||Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihoods Restoration Project|
|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||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural drainage - Agricultural production
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
Heavy rains that started in June 2015 and Cyclone Komen, which made landfall on 30 July 2015, caused widespread flooding and landslides across Myanmar. On 4 September 2015, the government requested emergency assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help restore the livelihoods of communities in Chin State, where numerous landslides disrupted the fragile transport links between mountainous villages and severely damaged community assets. Chin State is the poorest and most remote region in Myanmar. The project,
which will benefit about 28% of the population in Chin State, will focus on restoring access and rebuilding community assets, as well as strengthening the capacity of state and local
governments and communities to withstand future disasters.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Heavy rains caused floods and landslides in several parts of Myanmar starting in June 2015. On 30 July, Cyclone Komen brought strong winds and additional heavy rains, which caused widespread flooding in 12 of the 14 states and regions in Myanmar.2 The combination of heavy rainfall, strong winds, high soil saturation, and unstable soils in the mountainous areas triggered widespread and devastating landslides, particularly in Chin State.|
|Impact||Early recovery and increased resilience of affected people and communities in Chin State|
|Description of Outcome||Restored rural access to at least pre-Cyclone Komen levels|
|Progress Toward Outcome||See progress status above|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Restored village access infrastructure with increased disaster resiliency
Restored community infrastructure with increased disaster resiliency
Disaster risk management capacity strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
State and Township disaster management plans
(DMPs) and standing orders were adopted by 2018.
139 DMPs were developed in each village tract,
2,474 people attended and women represented
State and township DMC were formally
activated. The capacity trainings at the state, townships level were conducted for the disaster risk management
committees' members as follows:
- In the Disaster management training, the
women participants represented 30%
- In the Basic QGIS & mobile GPS training,
the women participants represented 48%
- In the first-aid, search and rescue, Climate
Change Adaption and simulation exercise
training, the women participants
represented as (24%) of average total.
Disaster Management Plans (DMPs) in all 139
village tracts in 7 townships were developed
and adopted in consultation with communities (with 32-47% of women participation in capacity-building activities).
About 1,300 km of affected village access / rural
roads were cleared of landslides and repaired
-305 small bridges/culverts were constructed.
-One bailey bridge 70 feet x 40 feet was
-55 retaining walls totaling 8,551 feet were
constructed to prevent landslides
-Along the hill slopes which had landslide potential,
bio-engineering as erosion protection measures
achieved about 11,250-Sq. ft.
-Earth drains for good drainage for 711,568 feet
and stone masonry drainage for 10,374 feet were
44 water supply systems were completed
benefitting 4,616 households or 26,234 people.
Additional 3 water supply systems are under
construction benefitting 351 households or 2,947
125 Micro-hydro and solar systems restored
benefitting total 1,664 households or 9,348 people.
About 17,954 skilled and unskilled workers were
engaged in implementing output 2 project activities
and women represented 25.5% of total unskilled
There were 163,864 unskilled workers engaged
in the project and women labor force represents
about 17% of total unskilled labor. It is to note that
the project sites are located in remote areas with
very difficult access and high risks which were
difficult for women to work.
|Geographical Location||Chin State|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Subprojects will involve construction works that may lead to minor short-term disturbances, pollution, and health and safety risks. An environmental assessment and review framework has been prepared and disclosed on the ADB website in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and requirements for emergency assistance projects.20 Subproject selection criteria will be formulated for outputs 1 and 2 as part of the survey and site assessments, and all subprojects will need to comply with these criteria to ensure that subprojects with potentially significant adverse environmental impacts are avoided. All subprojects have been screened, and when needed environmental management plans (EMPs) have been prepared. EMPs will be incorporated in bidding and contract documents. The GMU will monitor EMP implementation. Semiannual safeguards reports were submitted by the project.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is classified category B for involuntary resettlement and category B for indigenous peoples. As the location for some subproject activities has not yet been determined, small direct or indirect unanticipated impacts may impact individuals, families, and ethnic groups. A resettlement and ethnic groups development framework has been prepared to guide the preparation of resettlement plans and ethnic groups plans if they are needed. 21 The framework sets out the entitlements matrix as well as procedures for land acquisition and negotiated resettlements for approval by the Department of Rural Development (DRD) prior to subproject approval. It also provides guidance on screening and categorizing subprojects for affected persons and ethnic group impacts. Subprojects were screened and did not trigger the need for IP or IR plans. Semiannual safeguards reports were submitted by the project.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Please see above.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||An Inception Mission was conducted in March 2017 to discuss and present project implementation arrangements and ADB's guidelines on procurement, financial management, and environmental and social safeguards policy and requirements. During the Inception Mission, UNOPS conducted a technical workshop for DRD engineers and township officers from all 7 townships included under the Project. This workshop introduced DRD State and township level staff to the Project and UNOPS working procedures, and discussed design (particularly related to hill roads) and procurement. The workshop was well attended and was an excellent opportunity to build capacity of DRD staff in Chin state. Review missions took place twice a year. During each mission consultations with stakeholders took place.|
|Consulting Services||Contracted UNOPS to implement labor-based and machine-based infrastructure works; A national NGO to support capacity building on disaster risk management; Several individual consultants to support project administration|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Dina, Stefania|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Myanmar Resident Mission|
Department of Rural Development
Office No. 14 Na Pyi Taw, Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Office Bldg No. 15, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development
Office No. 36 Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
|Concept Clearance||22 Nov 2015|
|Fact Finding||16 Dec 2015 to 21 Dec 2015|
|MRM||23 Feb 2016|
|Approval||22 Apr 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|22 Apr 2016||31 Aug 2016||21 Oct 2016||31 Oct 2019||30 Apr 2020||01 Jul 2020|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||10.41||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||22 Apr 2016||0.00||9.98||100%|
|Cofinancing||10.00||22 Apr 2016||0.00||9.98||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihood Restoration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 October 2019-30 April 2020)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Nov 2020|
|Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihood Restoration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2017-March 2018)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Jan 2019|
|Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihood Restoration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (2 December 2016-31 March 2017)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Jan 2018|
|Grant Agreement (Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction) for Grant 9185-MYA: Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihood Restoration Project||Grant Agreement||Aug 2016|
|Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihoods Restoration Project: Grant Report||Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction||Apr 2016|
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Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihoods Restoration Project in MyanmarThe project aims to help seven of the most affected townships of Chin State when Cyclone Komen hit Myanmar in 2015.
ADB Builds Resilience for Chin State Livelihoods in MyanmarADB supports disaster risk management in Myanmar.
ADB, Myanmar Sign Grant Agreement for Improved Disaster Resilience in Chin StateADB and the Government of Myanmar today signed an agreement for a $10 million grant to help rebuild infrastructure in Chin State that was damaged by heavy rains and landslides triggered by Cyclone Komen last year.
ADB, Japan to Help Chin State Communities Restore LivelihoodsADB has approved a $10 million grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to rebuild cyclone-damaged community infrastructure and restore livelihoods in villages in Chin state, Myanmar.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Financial Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Jun 2018||13 Jun 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|SPECIALIZED FIRM - UNOPS||Grant 9185||22 Jun 2019||UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES||MARMORVEJ 51 2100 COPENHAGEN DENMARK||Ministry of Livestock Fisheries & Rural Development||9,313,500.00||—|
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