The project will rebuild 524 kilometers of roads, six bridges, and 26 irrigation systems in six severely affected provinces: Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, and Siem Reap. It will improve access to market and social services, restore people's livelihoods by increasing agricultural productivity, and help strengthen disaster management systems at all levels.
The project finances overlay work for about 850 kilometers of highways and assists the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in establishing a dedicated Highway Maintenance Unit, identifying high-traffic highway sections for road tolling, and starting the process of spinning off its provincial force account units to the private sector.
The project will complete the Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Coastal Corridor (GMS-SCC) in Cambodia and Viet Nam. It includes the rehabilitation of transport infrastructure, the establishment of a cross border facility, HIV/AIDS and trafficking awareness and prevention program, and road maintenance in Cambodia.
The project involves paving 505.4 kilometers of roads in seven provinces, most of which are located around the Tonle Sap Basin. It will also help improve road maintenance operations, rural road safety, and implementation of social safeguards. The project also supports initial work on road design and planning to mitigate the impact of climate change.
40555-012: Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project
The project helps establish an expanded technical vocational education and training (TVET) system that is better aligned with the basic and mid-level skills requirements of the formal and informal economies, focusing initially on mechanics, construction, and business services and information and communication technologies.
The emergency assistance helps finance the Government of Cambodia’s expanded safety net programs, which provide food and food production inputs to the poor and vulnerable in selected rural areas in the Tonle Sap Basin and urban slums of Phnom Penh.
37287-013: Tonle Sap Lowlands Rural Development Project
The project supports the improvement of small-scale agricultural, social, and transport infrastructure to increase livelihood options for rural communities, thereby relieving pressure on the natural resource base of the Tonle Sap Basin.
38558-013: Water Resources Management Sector Development Program
The project helps strengthen the capacity of the government and empower beneficiary communities to sustainably manage water resources. It also supports increasing agricultural production in a sustainable and participatory way; and enhancing beneficiary livelihood and market opportunities for surplus crop, livestock, and fisheries production.
41435-013: Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project
The project fosters community-driven development through investments in productivity improvement, rural infrastructure, and capacity development in 196 communes in the provinces of Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, and Siem Reap.
The project supports the establishment of biodiversity corridors in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by enhancing transboundary cooperation for preventing and mitigating habitat fragmentation in the Cardamom Mountains and Eastern Plains Dry Forest in Cambodia, Triborder Forest areas located in southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and the Central Annamites in Viet Nam.
38421-013: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Management Systems Project
The project is under the Promoting Economic Diversification Program, which supports the government's private sector development agenda. It will strengthen the institutional framework for effective sanitary and phytosanitary standards management systems, regulatory reform, capacity development, and public awareness.