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|PDS Creation Date||–|
|PDS Updated as of||29 Sep 2014|
|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion: Rehabilitation of the Railway in Cambodia Project|
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|Subsector||Rail transport (non-urban)|
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
|Drivers of Change||Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||Category 3: Some gender elements (SGE)|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||2602||Asian Development Fund||42,000|
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The railway alignment is outside environmentally sensitive areas such as national parks and other protected areas and their buffer zones and the proposed Project falls into environmental category B. The additional works to be implemented under the modified project do not introduce new or significantly different environmental impacts, since they are largely contained within or close to the areas already assessed under the original project s IEE. The implementation of the Project is not expected to cause significant environmental impacts. Other components will consist of rehabilitation of existing siding and construction of relatively short spans of siding/spur lines from the existing main line. Appropriate mitigation measures during pre-construction, construction, and operation phases have been identified, implementation of which will minimize the negative impacts of the Project to acceptable levels.
The original project was formulated to minimize potential risks related to involuntary resettlement. The scope of the modified project, which included the construction of a new freight facility at Samrong, is now being amended to remove the Samrong freight facilities, and instead include priority works for the Southern Line to improve operating speed and safety. These works are not expected to have resettlement impacts. The draft resettlement plan are updated, agreed, and implemented prior to civil works. An expanded income restoration program is being implemented which provides credit for business expansion through a community development fund and gives grants for emergencies through a social safety nets fund. The funds are provided to self-help groups in relocation sites.
The socioeconomic survey indicated that the original project is not expected to affect ethnic minority groups any differently than the majority Khmers. ADB s Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998) is not triggered.
|During Project Design
With respect to involuntary resettlement, the government has held public consultation meetings; distributed public information booklets in the Khmer language to all affected households; and placed copies of the resettlement plan, translated into Khmer language, in the affected commune offices.
|During Project Implementation
During the updating and implementation of the resettlement plan, consultations and information dissemination continued with affected persons consistent with the project s participatory approach. The affected households were made fully aware of their rights through verbal and written means during resettlement planning, updating, and implementation. In addition, the HIV/AIDS prevention program includes community participation during design and implementation.
|Increase in domestic and regional trade movement on the railway|
|Description of Outcome
The railway is sustainable and efficiently operated.
|Progress Towards Outcome
The Southern line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville is completed. The section between Phnom Penh and Touk Meas was re-opened in October 2010, and the section between Touk Meas and Sihanoukville was re-opened in December 2012. About 30 trains circulate each week on the line, carrying fuel, cement and bagged rice in containers. All these will increase as the rail business is expanding. In the first full year of operation in 2013, the railway carried 393,000 tons of freight on the Southern Line, three times higher than the average level before the project. The Port Authority of Sihanoukville recorded an 85% increase in rice exports in 2013, much of it traveling to the port via the newly revived Southern Line. In addition, sending goods by rail has removed almost 700 trucks journeys round trip every week from the National Highways. Northern line - of the 48 km of missing link between Sisophon to Poipet (Thai border), about 42 km is completed; and 23 km from Phnom Penh bifurcation to Bat Deong is completed. The contractor stopped the work in June 2012 and negotiations to resume the works failed. The Government has prepared Plan B to complete priority works with the available funds. Some of the priority works under Plan B is ongoing.
|Description of Project Outputs
Railway link to Thailand reconstructed Rail links to Sihanoukville port and the port in Phnom Penh rehabilitated and extended Freight facilities in Samrong and Phnom Penh constructed Railway department staffed and operational Affected households living within the railway ROW and stations satisfactorily compensated and assisted
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
1. About 42 km completed. 2. Southern Line completed; works within the Sihanoukville Port ongoing. 3. The Government requested removal of the Samrong Intermodal Terminal. ADB is processing scope change. As a short-term alternative to the intermodal terminal planned for Samrong, the Concessionaire has constructed a hard stand facility at the CWT Dry Port in Phnom Penh, which is now being used for loading and unloading of train cargo. 4. Railway Department's capacity building programs to be able to manage concession is completed. 5. Ongoing.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2012 Jan 09|
The consultants are selected by the Government in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consulting Services, using the quality and cost based selection procedure.
The works are procured under the international competitive bidding procedures of ADB's Guidelines on Procurement.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||13 May 2009|
|Fact-finding||29 Jul 2009 to 07 Aug 2009|
|Management Review Meeting||10 Sep 2009|
|Approval||12 Jan 2012|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Grant 0187||15 Dec 2009||05 Oct 2010||05 Jan 2011||30 Sep 2013||31 Mar 2015||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|01 Oct 2014||Grant 0187||21,587||0||96.00%|
|01 Oct 2014||Grant 0187||21,254||0||95.00%|
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.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Munawar Alam (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/37269-023/documents|