50218-002: Rural Roads and Access Project | Asian Development Bank

Myanmar: Rural Roads and Access Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50218-002 Status: Proposed

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for support to develop and contribute to the financing of a national rural roads and access program. The project will improve about 350 km of rural roads in two pilot regions, Ayeyarwaddy and Sagaing, and develop the technical bases and capacity for the program. The project outcome is improved accessibility of rural people, by way of launching a nationwide rural roads and access program, a part of which ADB will finance.

Project Details

Project Officer
Veron-Okamoto, Adrien Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Myanmar
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Rural Roads and Access Project
Project Number 50218-002
Country Myanmar
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Rural Roads and Accessibility
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 50.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for support to develop and contribute to the financing of a national rural roads and access program. The project will improve about 350 km of rural roads in two pilot regions, Ayeyarwaddy and Sagaing, and develop the technical bases and capacity for the program. The project outcome is improved accessibility of rural people, by way of launching a nationwide rural roads and access program, a part of which ADB will finance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy It was estimated that 20 million people in Myanmar live in villages without access to an all-season road, which is over half of Myanmar's rural population. In 2015, ADB carried out a first-ever study of rural access in Myanmar. The study found that nine million people live in one of the 25,000 villages that are not connected by any road. Without a road, people have to walk, bike along narrow paths; they carry goods themselves or on the back of animals. Another 20,000 villages with an estimated 11 million people are connected by a road that is not all-season. These people may be able to use vehicles to reach the nearest township, but the link is likely to become impassable during the rainy season. Myanmar's rural access problem appears very severe by international standards. Myanmar's Rural Access Index (RAI) is estimated at 36%, which is the lowest in Asia. While Myanmar has about 75,000 km of all-season roads, it would need a 250,000 km road network to connect all villages. Investments have long been below needs, while efficiency of spending has remained limited by an absence of clear goals and prioritization criteria, and a fragmented institutional setting. Rural road construction and maintenance have also been of low quality, being insufficiently professionalized. The government proposes to establish a national rural roads and access strategy and program to mobilize effectively larger resources to the task, improve governance and raise quality, inspired from good international examples. The project is aligned with the government's vision of providing rural road access to all villages by 2030.
Impact Rural road access to all villages provided.
Outcome Accessibility of rural population in the Ayeyarwaddy and Sagaing regions improved.
Outputs

Rural roads and access improved

Rural road management improved

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be recruited through quality- and cost-based selection for project management, construction supervision services and design, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement

Based on the small size of each works package, civil works will be procured through national competitive

bidding and shopping in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended

from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Veron-Okamoto, Adrien
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Office Bldg No. 15, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Sep 2016
Fact Finding 19 Feb 2018 to 28 Feb 2018
MRM 15 Mar 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2016

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.