Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 20 Mar 2007
PDS Updated as of 23 Jan 2009

Project Name Northwestern Rural Development (Rural Development)
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 34207-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap and Oddar Meanchey
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 Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agriculture and Natural Resources
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The primary objective of the Project is to support the Government's effort to reduce poverty through accelerated rural development by establishing physical infrastructure, improving socioeconomic conditions, and enhancing rural livelihood in northwestern Cambodia. To achieve this objective, the Project will (i) plan, rehabilitate or establish, and maintain public rural infrastructure that will contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the rural population; (ii) strengthen the capacity of communities and institutions to identify, prioritize, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor, and maintain infrastructure investments and development initiatives; and (iii) support and facilitate access to appropriate savings and credit mechanisms for enhancing livelihood and income-generating activities at village and commune levels. The Project has three components: (i) rural infrastructure development - extending the rural road network and establishing social infrastructure at district level (schools, health facilities, and markets); (ii) capacity building - enhancing the capacity of those in both the private and public sectors associated with the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and ongoing monitoring of project activities; and (iii) rural livelihood enhancement - involving and empowering the beneficiaries, establishing small-scale rural infrastructure at village level (water supply and sanitation schemes, rice drying and storage facilities, community meeting halls, etc.), and establishing savings and credit initiatives at village and community levels.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project will contribute to poverty reduction and support the long-term reintegration aspect of the demobilization process.

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 2007 Mar 20
Consulting Services
The Project will require approximately 333 person-months of specialized services from domestic consultants (Microcredit Specialist, Infrastructure Engineers, Community Development Facilitators, Environmental Assessment Specialist, and GIS Mapping/IRAP Planning Specialists) and about 129 person-months of international consultants (Assistant Project Manager, Rural Infrastructure Engineer/Training Specialist, Road Engineer/Hydrologist, Regional Planner, Community Development Specialist, GIS Mapping/IRAP Planning Specialist, Environmental Assessment Training Specialist, and Microfinance Specialist) in both long- and short-term appointments through firms. The services of experienced NGOs to assist in the implementation of the community development and microfinance activities in the target areas will also be provided.
Civil work contracts for rural roads and other large-scale infrastructure will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding (LCB) procedures among prequalified private local contractors in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and other government procedures acceptable to ADB. For small-scale civil works of less than $10,000, procurement on the basis of comparison of at least three quotations from local contractors will be followed. Vehicles, equipment and materials will be procured by international competitive bidding (ICB) where the cost is valued at more than $500,000 equivalent, or by international shopping (IS) where the cost is from $100,000 to $500,000. Equipment or materials valued at less than $100,000 equivalent, and for which there are several local suppliers with satisfactory service facilities, may be procured under LCB procedures, or by comparing at least three quotations from local suppliers, where the cost is less than $50,000.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 01 Jul 2001 to 23 Jul 2001
Management Review Meeting 20 Aug 2001
Approval 27 Nov 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1862 27 Nov 2001 27 Feb 2002 03 Sep 2002 31 Dec 2007 30 Jun 2008 21 Jan 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
21 Oct 2014 Loan 1862 29,848 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
21 Oct 2014 Loan 1862 30,496 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 1862

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Alain Goffeau (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Rural Development
Mr. Mao SO


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