Power Distribution Improvement Project (ADB-46390-003)

  • Myanmar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing, and Magway
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 6, 2013
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Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Electricity and Energy
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 60.00 million
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 15, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 21, 2017

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Project Description

According to ADB website, ADB is helping Myanmar provide better access to a more reliable supply of electricity in four regions of the country. The project will rehabilitate the distribution network in selected townships and districts in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing, and Magway regions. It will help reduce system losses, resulting in increased supply of electricity to urban and rural consumers.

The project will rehabilitate the distribution network in five townships in Yangon region (Hlaingthaya, Insein, Kamayut, Mayangone, and Mingaladon), four districts in Mandalay region (Kyaukse, Meikhtila, Myingyen, and Yameethin), five districts in Sagaing region (Kalay, Katha, Monywa, Sagaing, and Shwebo), and two townships in Magway region (Aungland and Magway). The project will help reduce system losses and subsequently increase the electricity supply to urban and rural consumers to support inclusive and sustainable economic development.

Investment Description

Contact Information

Project Officer: Jung, Choon Sik
Southeast Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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