Power Transmission Improvement Project (ADB-46390-002)

Countries
  • Myanmar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Nov 23, 2015
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Borrower
Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Electricity and Energy
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Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 180.00 million
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 27, 2017


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Project Description

According to ADB website, the ADB is working with Myanmar to upgrade the power transmission network in Yangon. The project is building a high voltage transmission line linking the Thida, Thaketa and Kyaikasan substations, and is building and upgrading other substations. It will complete the 230-kilovolt transmission ring for Yangon, and ensure reliable electricity supplies for the country’s economic hub.

The project will:
1. Construct 8.2 kilometer of 230 kilovolt transmission line between Thida and Thaketa substations, and 8.6 km of 230 kV transmission line between Thaketa and Kyaikasan substations
2. Extend the switchyard of the existing 230 kV Thaketa substation to accommodate two new 230 kV transmission lines
3. Upgrade the existing 66 kV Kyaikasan substation to 230 kV substation
4. Build new 230 kV substations at South Okkalapa and West University
5. Strengthen the capacity of the staff of Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE).

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Bui, Duy-Thanh
Southeast Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.

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