Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Eindu to Kawkareik Road Improvement Project

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Project 46422-003
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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country Myanmar
Start 2015
End 2020
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 13 May 2017
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Funding

US$('000) 122
Confinancing Source: ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF)

Project Description

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), at the request of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, provided financial assistance for the improvement of 66.4 kilometer (km) of road between Eindu and Kawkareik, in Kayin State. The project road will be improved to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) road network standard of two lanes with appropriate width paved shoulders, suitable for all standard highway traffic. The section will require complete reconstruction, with some short sections of realignment for improved vehicle operating speed and road safety. The project also includes design features for climate resilience in this flood-prone area, including raising the road to a level that takes into account potentially higher future flood levels to provide year-round access.

As a project due diligence for ADB financial support to the project, a technical assistance grant was provided to assist the government in the preparation of the project, including engineering, economic, social and environmental safeguards and financing requirements of the project.

Progress (as of June 2016)

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Project Approved 10 Nov 2015
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