Presentation on Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project (Port & IWT component) 23rd February 2011
Aizawl • I N D I A • I N D I A NH 54 • B A N G L A D E S H • ROAD IN INDIA Lawngtlai Myeikwa (IM Border) ROAD IN MYANMAR Kaletwa (Ch 225 km Myanmar Paletwa Ch. 158 Km Kyauktaw • Kaladan R. DISTANCES I W T • Bay of Bengal Sittwe Ch. 0.0 km Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport System
Project Implementation Framework • MEA is the nodal agency on Indian side – Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Myanmar side • Framework Agreement and two Protocols (Protocol on Transit Transport and Protocol on maintenance) signed on 2nd April 2008 • Article-4 of the Framework Agreement provides for appointment of a Project Development Consultant (PDC) • IWAI is the Project Development Consultant (PDC) vide Agreement dated 19.3.2009 with MEA
Project Details .…an overview • Piloted and funded by MEA . • Based on DPR prepared by RITES in 2003. • Project area entirely in Myanmar. • Transport infrastructure components planned originally • Port/IWT development between Sittwe and Kaletwa along Kaladan river • Road form Kaletwa to Indo-Myanmar border(Mizoram) 4
Responsibilities of PDC • Preparation for selection of main contractor for Port & IWT components (Agency to execute Road component to be selected by MEA) • Construction supervision and overall project management . • Co-ordination / Liaison between nodal agencies and contractors
Project details ….. an overview Components (Original DPR) • Fairway development/ Sea-dredging in Sittwe port area • Construction of Port/IWT terminals at Sittwe • Fairway development/Dredging on Sittwe - Kaletwa stretch of Kaladan river( 225 Km) • Construction of IWT Terminal at Kaletwa • Construction of 10 IWT vessels (260 ton each) • Highway (62 kms) from Kaletwa to Indo-Myanmar Border.
Project Components …post review • Fairway development/ Sea-dredging in Sittwe port area • Construction of Port/IWT terminals at Sittwe • Fairway development/Dredging on Sittwe - Paletwa stretch of Kaladan river (158 Km) • Construction of IWT Terminal at Paletwa • Construction of 6 IWT vessels (300 ton each) • Highway (129 kms) from Paletwa to Indo-Myanmar Border.
Progress made • MEA issued Letter of Acceptance(LoA) to Essar Projects India Ltd. on 12 April 2010 at a cost of ` 342 Crores. • Agreement between MEA and Contractor signed on 14.05.2010 and Letter of Commencement (LoC) issued on 9. 6.2010. • Port & IWT works to be implemented in 36 months. • Government of Myanmar has provided land for setting up contractor’s camp and land for construction at Sittwe during September 2010. Clearances / permissions for import of construction equipments & Materials as well as for opening of bank account has been received by the Contractor during October 2010. 10
Progress made… contd. • Contractor has mobilised Men and Materials to the site and construction work started in December 2010. • Consequent to relocation of terminal to Paletwa , a fresh DPR for New road section between Paletwa and Kaletwa is to be prepared. • MEA has appointed M/s IRCON Infrastructure & Services Ltd . as the agency for preparing the D.P.R. for the new road section. 11
Progress made… contd. • Construction activity at Sittwe started in December 2010. • Preparation of detailed design & working drawings by the Contractor is in progress . • Site office has been established at Sittwe in the space provided by Govt. of Myanmar. 12
Important issues • MEA to finalize arrangements for construction of the highway link from IWT terminal at Paletwa to the Indo-Myanmar border. • Necessary land at Paletwa is to be allotted by Govt. of Myanmar for construction of IWT Terminal. Requirement of land identified and submitted to Govt. of Myanmar by IWAI in February 2011. 14