Myanmar : Second Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project (formerly GMS East-West Economic Corridor Highway Development
The technical assistance will prepare a feasibility study for a project to develop a new arterial highway between Bago and Kyaikto of about 75 kilometers (km), along the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East West Economic Corridor (EWEC).
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|Project Name||Second Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project (formerly GMS East-West Economic Corridor Highway Development|
|Country / Economy||Myanmar
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|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||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The technical assistance will prepare a feasibility study for a project to develop a new arterial highway between Bago and Kyaikto of about 75 kilometers (km), along the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East West Economic Corridor (EWEC).|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The GMS road corridors are the backbone of Myanmars transport system. The EWEC connects Thailand with Yangon and its special economic zone of Thilawa, and then onwards to Pathein, the capital of the Ayeyarwaddy delta. Improvements to this corridor will reduce national transport costs and improve regional connectivity with Thailand, and onwards to the GMS region. The Thailand, Lao PDR and Viet Nam sections of the corridor have been completed to high standards, and border facilities improved. However, most of the GMS EWEC road corridor in Myanmar has only two lanes, with a pavement in fair to poor condition; road safety features are generally missing. The alignment is long, crosses urban areas, and its low standards often make it unsafe for speeds higher than 40-60 kph.
The technical assistance will prepare a feasibility study for a project to address capacity issues on the Bago-Kyaikto section of the EWEC where the current two-lane road experiences high traffic. A pre-feasibility study prepared by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) showed that the section would reach capacity between 2020 and 2025. Upgrading the current road is not the preferred solution, as it would come with high resettlement impacts, and because the alignment is long and winding in several areas. The project involves instead the construction of a new arterial highway shorter by 32 km than the current alignment, which will halve travel time. The new arterial highway will be about 62 km long, and includes a 2.3 km bridge upon the Sittaung River.
|Impact||An arterial highway network supporting economic development, regional economic growth, and international industrial competitiveness in a way that is safe, environmentally-friendly and efficient is established (Master Plan for Arterial Road Network Development in Myanmar)a|
|Description of Outcome||More efficient and safer movement of goods and people between Bago and Kyaikto, along the GMS EWEC|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
New Bago-Kyaikto highway constructed
Rural access roads completed
Capacity of MOC enhanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Bago, Kyaikto|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The TA will prepare the stakeholder and communication plan in line with the environmental and social safeguards requirements. There were rounds of public consultations in August 2018. There are continuous consultations with the different stakeholders, especially with the affected people, during the course of the project preparation.|
|During Project Implementation|
ADB recruited a consulting firm for a total estimated 52.5 person-months international consultant input and 90 person-months national consultant input. The mode of recruitment was under quality-cost based selection method (90:10 quality to cost ratio), using output-based terms of reference, and full technical proposal.
PADECO Co., Ltd. and Yooshin Engineering Corporation in association with Myanmar International Consultants, Ltd. and PADECO India Pvt. Ltd. have been engaged by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to implement the transactional TA (9314). The Consultant mobilized on 11 December 2017.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Date, Shihiru|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Construction
Department of Rural Road Development Yan Aung 2 ward, Area 6, near Shan Lake, Pyinmana, Naypyitaw, Myanmar
|Approval||21 Apr 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Oct 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Apr 2017||29 Sep 2017||29 Sep 2017||31 Oct 2018||31 Aug 2021||19 Oct 2021|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||17 Jun 2022||1,947,830.29|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Highway Development Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Apr 2017|
|Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Highway Development Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Apr 2017|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|International Transport Planner||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9314||15 Nov 2017||PADECO CO. LTD.(JAPAN) in association with Yooshin Engineering Corporation(KOREA, REPUBLIC OF) | SHIN-ONARIMON BLDG., 6-17-19 SHINBASHI MINATO-KU, TOKYO 105-0004 JAPAN||Ministry of Construction||1,959,895.00||—|
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