Power Network Development Project (ADB-50020-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Myanmar
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Sep 26, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Myanmar
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 27, 2016

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

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.

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Ministry of Electricity and Energy
No. B-07, Yadana Shwe Pyi St.,
Zaya Theidi Ward, Nay Pyi Taw

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