Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 16 Apr 2008

Project Name Provincial Towns Improvement (Supplementary Loan)
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 29282-023
Status Closed
Geographical Location Battambang, Kampot, Kompong Cham, Kompong Thom, Pursat, Sihanoukville, and Svay Rieng
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Water Supply and Sanitation
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2013Asian Development Fund6,260
TOTAL US$ 6,260

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

please refer to Loan No. 1725-CAM(SF)

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

please refer to Loan No. 1725-CAM(SF)

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project will improve the basic urban services, public health, and the urban environment in seven towns: Battambang, Kampot, Kompong Cham, Kompong Thom, Pursat, Sihanoukville, and Svay Rieng. The Project was developed on the basis of socioeconomic surveys and extensive consultation with the central and provincial governments, local communities, nongoverment organizations, and potential beneficiaries. The Project consists of Part A: Community Sanitation and Health Awareness, Part B: Water Supply, Part C: Wastewater Management; Part D: Local Governance and Resource Mobilization, and Part E: Implementation Assistance. The supplementary loan will meet the revised cost of building new facilities instead of rehabilitation works as provided in the original Project design.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Water supply systems and environmental sanitation in provincial towns deteriorated severely during the 1970s and 1980s because of war, ineffectual management, and lack of maintenance. The rapid population increase in urban centers has aggravated the situation. Inadequate potable water supply land sanitation systems have resulted in deteriorating environment and public health conditions in the urban centers. Almost 20% of children die before reaching the age of five, and waterborne diseases account for about 30% of hospitalizations.

Cambodia's provincial towns serve as economic centers for the rural areas and link the country's rural and urban economies. The towns are the immediate markets, transportation depots, and processing centers for agricultural products in the provinces. Improving urban services, including water supply and sanitation, in the provincial towns will contribute to poverty reduction in both rural and urban areas. It will also complement other social development programs such as primary health. In addition, the development of provincial towns will help absorb the rural migrants and reduce pressure on the urban environment, infrastructure, and employment in the capital city of Phnom Penh. The Project is expected to bring about long-term positive social and environmental impacts.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 29
Consulting Services
Not required.
There are two major civil works contracts to be financed: one for water supply in the remaining two towns, and one for the second half of the wastewater management system in Sihanoukville. As bidders for both components have included bids for the complete system, these contracts may be awarded directly to the respective winning bidder based on original bids through negotiations, to save time and reduce cost. ICB procedures will be followed in case such negotiations failed to reach agreement. Community sanitation improvement will be procured following local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 29 Jan 2003 to 07 Feb 2003
Management Review Meeting 13 Jun 2003
Approval 28 Oct 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2013 28 Oct 2003 18 Dec 2003 02 Jan 2004 30 Jun 2006 31 Mar 2007 17 May 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Sep 2014 Loan 2013 6,699 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Sep 2014 Loan 2013 6,699 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2013

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy
Mr. Phorl Sovanrith

Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Mr. Vong Pisith


Project Website
List of Project Documents