Cambodia: Northwest Irrigation Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 34379-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Northwest Irrigation Sector Project
Project Number 34379-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3758-CAM: Northwest Irrigation Sector Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will be implemented in two tracks, that will run parallel during the implementation period. Part A will build on the achievements and recommendations of T3292-CAM with a program of institutional strengthening measures (human resource development, water resources planning, investment prioritization, etc.), and assistance with the implementation of the water resources action agenda and development of a national water policy. Part A will also assist the Government with delineation of sector and subsector responsibilities across agencies. Part B will develop a water resources sector project suitable for ADB financing, encompassing a basin-level approach to small scale water resources development for agriculture. The TA will identify one or more priority basins as core subprojects, and develop a replicable methodology for selecting candidate basins and assessing financial, economic and technical viability of future subprojects to be undertaken during loan implementation. Investments in a particular basin may comprise rehabilitation of surface water irrigation systems and farm to market roads, formation and training of water user groups for system management and operations, development of cost recovery measures, water harvesting and storage structures, agricultural extension and IPM, groundwater development, and mitigation of environmental impacts. Part B will benefit from the early work of Part A in terms of establishment of criteria for prioritizing investments and selection of priority basins. Part A, though running in parallel, should also sort out inter-agency responsibilities within basins and thereby clarify the most appropriate institutional arrangements for project management under a future loan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 33 person-months of international consulting services in the areas of water resource policy and institutional development, strategic planning, human resource development, irrigation engineering, hydrology, socioeconomic assessment, agricultural extension, economics, and environment; and 20 person-months of domestic consulting services in the areas of human resources development, sociology, farmer organization and water user groups, agricultural extension, and irrigation engineering.
Responsible ADB Officer Alain Goffeau
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology
Mr. H.E. Veng Sakhon, Undersecretary of State
47 Norodom Blvd. Phnom Penh Cambodia
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 14 May 2001 to 23 May 2001
Approval 31 Oct 2001
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2007

TA 3758-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2001 15 Nov 2001 15 Nov 2001 31 Oct 2002 30 Jun 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 31 Oct 2001 1,195,446.50
Title Document Type Document Date
Northwest Irrigation Sector Project Grant Assistance Reports Oct 2001

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