Greater Mekong Subregion Highway Modernization Project


Project 47087-003
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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country Myanmar
Start 2018
End 2025
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 202,100

Project Description

The project will rehabilitate and improve about 280 km of highways, improve safety of the Yangon-Mandalay expressway, and finance detailed technical preparation of a new highway project, all along Myanmar's Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) and North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC).

Progress (as of March 2021)

Ongoing. Highway Modernization Project was approved Hluttaw on 26.3.2018. ADB and MOPF negotiated the loan on 3 Oct 2018. Loan signing date was on 28 Dec 2018. Loan effective date was on 25 Feb 2019. CS-1 Consultant is preparing detailed designs. CS-2 Consultant is under recruiting.


Contact 1
Contact Name Nagao, Shinichiro
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • The communities along the road will have improved access to social and economic services, allowing them to be used more often and become more affordable. Better climate resilience of the main roads will enable all-year round access. Better road safety will reduce people-s vulnerability to crashes and risk that households may fall into poverty as a result of the loss or injury of cash-earning members of the household.