Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor Eindu to Kawkareik Road Improvement Project (ADB-46422-003)

  • Myanmar
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Specific Location
Eindu and Kawkareik, Kayin State
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Nov 10, 2015
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Government of Myanmar
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 121.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 11, 2016

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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.


Investment Description

ASEAN Infrastructure Fund US$ 20 million
Government US$ 1.8 million

Contact Information

Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar


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