Myanmar: Improving Yangon’s sewage network

IMC Worldwide was contracted by the Department for International Development (DFID) to conduct a condition survey and analysis of Yangon's downtown sewage network, assessing options to refurbish, replace or expand the city's sewerage system.

An IMC Worldwide-led consortium, which also includes BAM Nuttall Ltd, Royal HaskoningDHV and Satec Service Ltd, implemented the project, which undertook a condition survey and analysis of Yangon’s downtown sewerage network.

The DFID-funded programme advised Yangon City Development Corporation (YCDC) and Regional Government on their options to refurbish, replace or expand the city’s sewerage system.

The eight-month study assessed the condition and capacity of the sewerage network, built over a century ago during the British colonial period, and provided recommendations around the cost of improvement or replacement options.

IMC successfully developed and completed a condition survey and an inspection of waste ejector pumping stations, gravity sewer networks, force mains, airlines and compressors to assess the feasibility of repair and the cost of replacement.

In addition, IMC established an interactive GIS map of the sewerage system in collaboration with YCDC’s GIS team.

The IMC-led team has provided a high-level options investigation and guidance for the future of Yangon’s sewerage system. This will help to inform YCDC’s and Yangon Regional Government’s decision on whether they will renovate, rehabilitate or replace the current system.

IMC’s report included cost estimations of the various options, with suggestions, taking into consideration trade-offs between cost of works, ability to maintain assets, longevity and each solutions ability to integrate with future systems.

Project Name

Expert Advisory Call-Down Services (EACDS) Framework: Improving Yangon sewage systems

project status

December 2017 - July 2018 


UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Focus areas
contact person

Nick Moore

Consultant, Frameworks
last updated

August 23, 2018