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PDS Creation Date

PDS Updated as of

30 Sep 2013

Project Name

Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning



Project/Program Number




Geographical Location

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Sector and/or Subsector Classification

Energy / Energy Sector Development

Thematic Classification

Capacity development

Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Type/Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance TOTAL Approval Number 8356 Source of Funding Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Approved Amount (US$ thousand) 1,350 US$ 1,350


Environmental Aspects Involuntary Resettlement

Indigenous Peoples


During Project Design During Project Implementation Several public stakeholder discussions are envisaged with civil society organizations, development partners, and the government in formulating energy policy, energy efficiency policy, renewable energy development strategy; and the draft 20-year energy master plan. Approved policies and strategy will be disclosed to the public through electronic media in both English and in Myanmar language.

The project will have two main activities (i) to prepare the 20-year long-term energy master plan; and (ii) to address the institutional arrangements and capacity development within the NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries for sustainable and inclusive development. Under the activity for preparing the 20-year long-term master plan, the CDTA would (i) consolidate the existing fragmented medium- and long-term energy plan within the concerned ministries and agencies; (ii) prepare a 20-year long-term energy master plan for each primary energy subsector and the energy sector as a whole, including demand projections, supply options with required investment, and financing modalities; and (iii) train concerned staff in NEMC, EDC, and concerned ministries to enhance necessary staff skills in dealing with long-term energy planning and prepare capacity development plan for energy planning activities. The CDTA also would (i) review the existing institutional arrangements for the energy sector and strengthen current coordination mechanism among NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries in preparing and implementing energy policy, particularly renewable energy development; (ii) identify weakness and recommend necessary measures to enhance staff capability; (iii) prepare immediate and medium term capacity development plan for sustainable development of the energy sector; and (iv) assist the government in preparing sector assessment, strategy and road map (ASR) for the energy sector, and preparing/revising the energy policy and strategy, energy efficiency policy, and renewable energy development strategy of the Government. In the donor coordination meeting it was agreed with the Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA) that this TA will complement JICA s work in preparing the long-term power sector development plan.


Myanmar's energy sector suffers from a lack of an overall energy planning, policy and strategy. Currently, there is limited and fragmented long-term planning for each energy subsector or planning in the whole energy sector. There are no clear policies or programs for power sector planning, energy efficiency, renewable energy or on climate change issues. In addition, there is no coordination among concerned line Ministries. There are seven line Ministries in Myanmar that are responsible for energy sector matters. The Ministry of Energy (MOE) is a focal point for overall energy policy and planning coordination with the concerned Ministries; however, it has done little other than to focus on planning and policies in the oil and gas sectors. The other line Ministries' responsibilities are (i) Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP)-power sector; (ii) Ministry of Mines (MOM)-coal development; (iii) Ministry of Agricultural and Irrigation (MOAI)-biofuels and micro-hydro for irrigation purposes; (iv) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)-renewable energy; (v) Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECF)-fuelwood, climate change, and environmental safeguards requirements; and (vi) Ministry of Industry (MOI)-energy efficiency. In addition, within each Ministry, the function of policy, regulation, operation and maintenance practices have been mixed. In general, MOE has not given any priority to national energy planning function. The EDC is a nature of the working level committee to the NEMC. The EDC comprises 14 members Union Minister for Ministry of Energy as a Chairman, 12 members , and Director General of Energy Planning Department (Ministry of Energy) as a Secretary. Hence, institutional strengthening of the newly established NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries in energy planning and policy is urgently needed for sustainable development of the energy sector in Myanmar.


Improved energy sector policy, regulatory and planning environment for sustainable development of energy sector

Description of Outcome Progress Towards Outcome

Strengthened institutional arrangements for energy planning Consultants for this TA are being recruited. and enhanced staff capacity within NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries


Description of Project Outputs Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Enhanced coordination mechanism and institutional arrangements for the energy sector Prepared/revised the energy policy and strategy, energy efficiency policy, and renewable energy development strategy Prepared capacity development plan for sustainable development of the energy sector Prepared a long term energy master plan Enhanced staff skills for energy planning through training

Date of First Listing 19 Feb 2013

Consulting Services

The TA will be implemented over a period of 18 months, from March 2013 to September 2014. Mix of individual consultants and a team of consultants will be recruited by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The TA will require 32 person-months of international consultancy and 40 person-months of national consultancy. ADB will be the administrator of the TA that will recruit the consultant, manage the contract administration, and responsible for ensuring the TA consultants deliver the TA reports. The training, workshop, conference and survey will be administered by the consultants.


Equipment will be procured in accordance with ADB s Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). On completion of the TA, all equipment will be turned over to NEMC. Disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with the ADB s Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).

Procurement and Consulting Notices

Concept Clearance

20 Dec 2012 Fact-finding 11 Oct 2012 to 16 Oct 2012

Management Review Meeting


24 Apr 2013

Last Review Mission

Closing Approval No. Technical Assistance 8356 Approval 24 Apr 2013 Signing 29 Aug 2013 Effectivity Original 29 Aug 2013 31 Oct 2014 Revised Actual


Approval Number Technical Assistance 8356 Approved Amount 1,350 Revised Amount 1,350 Total Commitment 0 Uncommitted Balance 1,350 Total Disbursement 0 Undisbursed Balance 1,350


Responsible ADB Officer Jong-Inn Kim (

Responsible ADB Department

Southeast Asia Department

Responsible ADB Division

Energy Division, SERD

Executing Agencies

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