Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Sep 2006
PDS Updated as of 22 Mar 2013

Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 40914-014
Status Approved
Geographical Location The Project will traverse three provinces namely Banteay Meanchey, Battambang and Siem Reap.
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 and/or Subsector Classification Energy
/ Electricity transmission and distribution
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Private sector development
Regional cooperation and integration
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Project Sponsor

(Cambodia) Power Transmission Lines Co. Ltd. (CPTL)


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
PS7256Private Sector Loan
(Fully Disbursed)

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The Project exhibits only minor environmental and social impacts during its construction and essentially no major impacts of either kind are anticipated during its 30-year operational period.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

A short resettlement plan has been prepared and disclosed to affected people.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project comprises (1) approximately 221 km of a single circuit of 115kV transmission line, (2) three substations, and (3) one switching station. The Project will be the national transmission grid for northwest Cambodia and therefore part of Cambodia's national grid.1

Objectives and Scope

The Project is an integral part of Cambodia's Power Transmission Master Plan which seeks to reduce reliance on imported oil for generation and to achieve improved security, reliability, and efficiency (least cost) of energy supply. the Project will bring needed electricity to poorly served load centers at much reduced cost.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project is consistent with ADB's private sector operational strategy to effect private sector participation in the infrastructure sectors of the DMCs. The Project is also fully in line with ADB's country, regional, and energy sector strategies as well as with ADB's thematic priorities of Private Sector Development, Sustainable Economic Growth, and Regional Cooperation. the roject will contribute to national and regional development which is vital for sustainable economic growth and poverty alleviation.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes
Full prepayment on 21 February 2013.

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 09 Feb 2006
Management Review Meeting 25 Sep 2006
Approval 27 Jun 2007
Last Review Mission 07 Mar 2006 to 10 Mar 2006


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Private Sector 7256 27 Jun 2007 31 Jan 2008 29 Jul 2008 29 Jul 2009

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Daniel Wiedmer (
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Executing Agencies


Project Website
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