The GMS road corridors are the backbone of Myanmar's transport system. The project is in line with the Country Partnership Strategy's objective to develop the GMS corridors. It advances its strategic emphasis on transport infrastructure improvements, reforms, and private sector development. The project forms part of a sequence of gradually larger and more value-adding projects in the transport sector in Myanmar.
According to the bank document, the project will improve transport conditions along Myanmar's East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) and North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC) by:
(i) improving about 99 km of GMS highways,
(ii) improving the safety of the Yangon-Mandalay expressway, and
(iii) preparing detailed designs for other highway projects on the GMS corridors.
The highways to be improved under the project are the Bago-Thanlyin highway and the Yangon-Mandalay expressway. The highways to be designed under the project are the Yangon-Pathein highway and a new Bago-Kyaikto highway.
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 194.70 million
Ministry of Construction
Department of Highways Office Building No. 11 Naypyitaw, Myanmar
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