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Myanmar: Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihoods Restoration Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49334-001 Status: Closed

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 Details

Project Officer
Dina, Stefania Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Myanmar
  • Grant
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihoods Restoration Project
Project Number 49334-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9185-MYA: Emergency Support for Chin State Livelihoods Restoration
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Restored rural access to at least pre-Cyclone Komen levels
Progress Toward Outcome See progress status above
Implementation Progress
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
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
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.
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
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

Grant 9185-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 0.41 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 10.00 22 Apr 2016 0.00 9.98 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jun 2018 13 Jun 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
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

Procurement Plan

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