The objective of the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project for Myanmar is to improve drainage services, and the structural performance of selected public facilities in Yangon, and enhance the capacity of the Government to facilitate disaster response. There are five components to the project, the first component being strengthening financial planning for disaster resilience. Component one will increase the disaster resilience of Myanmar by enhancing the MoPF’s capacity to integrate disaster and climate resilience into budgets and sectoral investment planning and enhance the Government’s capacity to meet post-disaster funding needs. The second component is the Urban Flood Risk Management. Component two will help reduce flood risk by improving and increasing the capacity of drainage infrastructure in Yangon and introducing an integrated approach to flood risk management. The YCDC Engineering Department of Roads and Bridges (EDRB) will implement this component. The third component is the Safer Public Facilities and Critical Infrastructure. This component will reduce disaster risk in Yangon by: (a) retrofitting priority public facilities to ensure a targeted level of performance during a design-level earthquake,15 and (b) supporting risk assessments for lifeline infrastructure. The fourth component is the project management. Component four will support the day-to-day implementation of the project, and build institutional capacity to sustain the implementation capacities beyond the life of the project. It will cover project management, coordination, procurement, financial management (FM), technical and safeguards aspects, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), reporting, knowledge sharing, and exchange, as well as awareness building. Finally, the fifth component is the contingent emergency response component. This component will allow for a reallocation of credit proceeds from other components to provide emergency recovery and reconstruction support following an eligible crisis or emergency at the national or subnational level. In light of the project design, the contingent emergency response component will be expected to be operationalized through a reallocation from component one to provide emergency recovery and reconstruction support at the union-level, and from components two, three, and four to provide emergency recovery and reconstruction support at the Yangon Region level.
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