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Source: Japan International Cooperation Agency

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On January 21, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed loan agreements (L/A) with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city, to provide Japanese ODA loans of up to a total of 120.915 billion yen for four projects.

The signed loan agreements consist of the following four projects, which will comprehensively support socioeconomic development in Myanmar.
(1) Yangon Sewerage System Development Project (loan amount: 45.9 billion yen)
(2) Yangon Urban Development Project (loan amount: 24.085 billion yen)
(3) Urban Area Power Distribution Improvement Project (loan amount: 12.288 billion yen)
(4) Regional Infrastructure Improvement Project (loan amount: 38.642 billion yen)

Details for the projects are provided below.

(1) Yangon Sewerage System Development Project
(a) Objective and Summary
The objective of the Project is to improve waste water treatment service in Yangon city by improving and expanding waste water treatment plant and renewing and installing sewer pipe network in Yangon city, thereby contributing to improvements of the living environment of residents in Yangon city.

(b) Executing agency
Engineering Department (Water and Sanitation), Yangon City Development Committee Address: 390 Merchant Road, Botahtaung Township, Yangon
Phone/FAX: +95-9-7789-40593

(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: February 2028 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including Detail Design): March 2019
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement packages for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package titles: Construction of WWTP, Construction of Main Sewers
Planned release date: August 2020

(2) Yangon Urban Development Project
(a) Objective and Summary
The objective of the Project is to improve urban environment of Yangon city by measures including rehabilitation of drainage facilities, removing bottlenecks on major roads and improving streetscape in the central business district, and thereby contributing to social economic development of Yangon city.

(b) Executing agencies
Engineering Department (Roads and Bridges),
Yangon City Development Committee
Address: Yangon City Hall, No. 420/450, Mahabandoola Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon
Phone/FAX: +95-1-371127, fax: +95-1-381616

(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: February 2025 – when all of the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including construction supervision): December 2018
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction: International competitive bidding is not planned for this project.

(3) Urban Area Power Distribution Improvement Project
(a) Objective and Summary
The objective of the Project is to improve power supply by repairing and reinforcing distribution facilities in Yangon region and Mandalay region, thereby contributing to economic development and improvement of living standards in Myanmar.

(b) Executing agency
Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC), Ministry of Electricity and Energy
Address: No. 197/199, Lower Kyeemyintdaing Road, Ahlone Township, Yangon
Phone: +95-1-2301856, fax: +95-1-229155

Mandalay Electricity Supply Corporation (MESC), Ministry of Electricity and Energy
Address: Between 26-27 and 77-78 streets, Chan Aye Thar Zan Township, Mandalay
Phone: +95-2-73802, fax: +95-2-69110

(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: May 2025 – when the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including Basic Design): MESC: April 2019, YESC: November 2019
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package title: Substation Package
Release date: July 2021

(4) Regional Infrastructure Improvement Project
(a) Objective and Summary
The objective of the Project is to improve living standards in regional areas, through rehabilitation, construction and installation of basic infrastructure such as roads, bridges, electricity and water supply facilities, thereby contributing to sustainable socio-economic development in regional areas in Myanmar.

(b) Executing Agencies
Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations (Coordination Agency)
Address:Building No.1, Nay Pyi Taw
TEL:+95-67-3407432FAX:+95-67-3407434

Department of Highways, Ministry of Construction (for the road sector)
Address:Building No.11, Nay Pyi Taw
TEL:+95-67-3407204FAX:+95-67-3407204

Department of Bridge, Ministry of Construction ( for the bridge sector)
Address:Building No.11, Nay Pyi Taw
TEL:+95-67-3407069FAX:+95-67-3407180

Department of Rural Road Development, Ministry of Construction (for the rural road and bridge sector)
Address:Hospital Road, Pyinmanar
TEL: +95-67-24829 FAX: +95-67-24829

Electricity Supply Enterprise, Ministry of Electricity and Energy (for the electricity supply sector)
Address:Building No.27, Nay Pyi Taw
TEL: +95-67-3410407FAX: +95-67-3410295

Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (for the water supply sector)
Address:Building No.36, Nay Pyi Taw
TEL: +95-67-3418655 FAX: +95-67-3418631

(c) Planned Implementation Schedule
1. Completion of project: August 2024 – when all the facilities are put into service
2. Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (including construction supervision): February 2020
3. Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction: International competitive bidding is not planned for this project.

Terms and Amounts of Loans

Project title Amount
(million yen)
Annual interest rate (%) Repayment
period
(years)
Grace
period
(years)
Procurement
Project Consulting services
Yangon Sewerage System Development Project 45,900 0.01 0.01 40 10 General untied
Yangon Urban Development Project 24,085 0.01 0.01 40 10 General untied
Urban Area Power Distribution Improvement Project 12,288 0.01 0.01 40 10 General untied
Regional Infrastructure Improvement Project 38,642 0.01 0.01 40 10 General untied

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