The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide a project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) to conduct due diligence and prepare the relevant project documents in accordance with ADB’s requirements for a Power Network Development Project for approval by ADB and the government.
The PPTA will (i) confirm the rationale and priority of the transmission and distribution components respectively; (ii) prepare technical design and cost estimates for subprojects and propose appropriate contract packaging and procurement plans; (iii) conduct economic and financial due diligence; (iv) undertake social impact assessment, capacity, and governance assessment; (v) carry out social, resettlement, and environment safeguard due diligence and stakeholders consultation in accordance with ADB Safeguard Policy 2009; and (vi) prepare engineering design and bidding documents, and assist in preparing request for proposal for project implementation consultants.
According to the bank document, the project will result in a total of 500km of new 230kV transmission lines and 5 new 230 kV and a number of 66 kV substations. This will result in land acquisition for tower foundations, right of ways (ROW), and substations and restrictions in the continued use of landholdings in the ROW of power transmission lines (TLs) and substations. Due to the length of the TL, it is expected that the number of affected people is high and thus require an A categorization. Detailed impacts will be assessed during the PPTA and resettlement plans will be prepared in consultation with the affected people and other stakeholders.
Ministry of Electricity and Energy
No. B-07, Yadana Shwe Pyi St.,
Zaya Theidi Ward, Nay Pyi Taw
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