Cambodia: Power Distribution and Greater Mekong Subregion Transmission Project (formerly Provincial Power & Transmission Project)

Sovereign Project | 34390-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Power Distribution and Greater Mekong Subregion Transmission Project (formerly Provincial Power & Transmission Project)
Project Number 34390-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4078-CAM: Power Distribution and Greater Mekong Subregion Transmission Project (formerly Provincial Power & Transmission Project)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 730,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA is expected to lead to an ADB financed project that will (i) encourage economic activity by providing wider access to lower cost, reliable electricity supplies to the national capital and economically important provincial towns; and (ii) provide the first link for international power trade between Cambodia and Viet Nam. All existing generation is powered by diesel engines using imported fuel, and, in spite of reasonably efficient operation by Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), electricity prices to all consumers are the highest in the region. The scope of the TA is to prepare a project with the following components: (i) rehabilitation/expansion of the generating/distribution facilities in about 5 provincial towns. This will include medium and low voltage networks; (ii) construction of a 220 kV transmission line from the Vietnamese border to Phnom Penh with distribution substations at Takeo and west Phnom Penh; (iii) provide access to an electricity supply to households along the transmission line route; (iv) build capacity in EDC, the Ministry of Industry Mines and Energy (MIME) and the Regulator (EAC); and (v) draft Terms of Reference for consultants who will be engaged under the loan, to prepare bid documents to develop small hydropower projects.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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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 be undertaken by an international consulting firm and require about 23 person-months of international consultants and about 5 person-months of domestic consultants.
Procurement Equipment to be financed under the TA will be procured in accordance to ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tianhua Luo
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Electricite Du Cambodge
Mr. Tan Kim Vinn, Managing Director
St 19 Watt Phnom, Daun Penh District Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 18 Oct 2002 to 28 Oct 2002
Approval 10 Jan 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Jul 2009

TA 4078-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Jan 2003 04 Mar 2003 04 Mar 2003 31 Jan 2004 31 Dec 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
730,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 730,000.00 10 Jan 2003 714,232.26

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