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Title: Asian Highway Network
Description/subject: "The Asian Highway (AH) project, also known as the Great Asian Highway, is a cooperative project among countries in Asia and Europe and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), to improve the highway systems in Asia. It is one of the three pillars of the Asian Land Transport Infrastructure Development (ALTID) project, endorsed by the ESCAP commission at its 48th session in 1992, comprising Asian Highway, Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) and facilitation of land transport projects..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 July 2015

Title: UN ESCAP Transport and Tourism Division
Description/subject: Use the site map and search engine on this page for regional plans, including Myanmar...If that does not work, use the Google site-specific search for Myanmar Transport [results in Alternate URL] http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=myanmar+transport+site:unescap.org&oq=myanmar+transport+site:unescap.org&gs_l=hp.12...1292.12192.1.14850.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=a80f56a052d2d330&biw=1138&bih=493
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN ESCAP
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Individual Documents

Title: Asian Development Bank Interim Country Partnership Strategy: Myanmar, 2012-2014 SECTOR ASSESSMENT (SUMMARY): TRANSPORT
Date of publication: September 2012
Description/subject: Sector Road Map: 1. Sector Performance, Problems, and Opportunities... 2. Government’s Sector Strategy... 3. ADB Sector Experience... 4. Towards an Assistance Program: Priorities for consideration for the assistance program include the following: • Strengthening Institutional Capacities, Plans and Policies in the Transport Sector; • Pre-Feasibility Analysis and Structuring of Projects in the Transport Sector; • Developing an asset management program for Myanmar roads; • Feasibility assessment of GMS East-West Economic Corridor extension into Myanmar...Risks and Risk Management; PROBLEM TREE
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Format/size: pdf (75K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.adb.org/documents/myanmar-interim-country-partnership-strategy-2012-2014
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2012

Title: Yangon’s Development Challenges
Date of publication: March 2012
Description/subject: Overview: "Yangon is an attractive and relatively livable city that is on the brink of dramatic change. If the government of Myanmar continues its recent program of economic and political reform, the economy of the country is likely to take off, and much of the growth will be concentrated in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and commercial capital. This paper argues that Yangon is poorly prepared to cope with the pressures of growth because it has only begun to develop a comprehensive land use and development plan for the city that would guide the location of key activities including export-oriented industries and port terminals. In addition, the city lacks the financial resources to finance the infrastructure and other public services required to serve the existing population, let alone support a population that is larger and better off. Failure to address these challenges will not only make Yangon a less livable city but will also reduce the rate of economic growth for the entire country. Myanmar needs a dynamic and vibrant Yangon to thrive."..."...In sum, Yangon and Myanmar appear to be on the verge of explosive growth, making up for decades of stagnation or decline. Yangon is almost certain to become a key engine in the nation’s economic growth as Myanmar’s largest city, commercial capital, most important port and tourist destination, and most logical site for export-oriented manufacturing. But how well Yangon fulfills these roles depends on how well the city is managed. Yangon’s slow growth in the past had a hidden benefit in that it preserved many assets—greenery, parks and open spaces and historic buildings—that other Asian cities lost. As a result, Yangon has an opportunity to avoid becoming another sprawling, polluted and highly congested Asian megacity and grow instead into a greener and more livable metropolis. But it will do so only if it prepares a plan before development threatens to overwhelm it. And the plan will succeed only if it is based on thoughtful and realistic analyses of issues like the location of special economic zones and ports and the provision of affordable housing and quality infrastructure."
Author/creator: José A. Gómez-Ibáñez, Derek Bok, Nguyá»…n Xuân Thành
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ash Center, for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University
Format/size: pdf (452K)
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2012