Cambodia: Water Resources Management (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 38558-012

Summary

The project is designed to support the Government's National Strategic Development Plan (2006-2010) to reduce poverty in selected rural areas through enhanced agricultural production and diversification. In accordance with the NWRP and MOWRAM's SDP, the TA will strengthen the Government's capacity to manage its water resources in a sustainable, participatory, and transparent way, focusing on improving irrigation facilities and river basin management in the Tonle Sap Basin.

The TA will assist the Government to prepare an investment project to increase irrigation productivity and area and to implement IMT to meet its NSDP goals. Continued assistance is also required to assist MOWRAM to successfully implement the non-investment aspects of its Strategic Plan. Similarly, the TA will provide ongoing support to establish the Tonle Sap Basin Management Organization (TSBMO) to support the process of IWRM following the recommendations of TA 4427-CAM under the Tonle Sap Initiative.

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Project Name Water Resources Management (Sector) Project
Project Number 38558-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4848-CAM: Water Resources Management (Sector) Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 300,000.00
TA 4848-CAM: Water Resources Management (Sector) (Supplementary)
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The project is designed to support the Government's National Strategic Development Plan (2006-2010) to reduce poverty in selected rural areas through enhanced agricultural production and diversification. In accordance with the NWRP and MOWRAM's SDP, the TA will strengthen the Government's capacity to manage its water resources in a sustainable, participatory, and transparent way, focusing on improving irrigation facilities and river basin management in the Tonle Sap Basin.

The TA will assist the Government to prepare an investment project to increase irrigation productivity and area and to implement IMT to meet its NSDP goals. Continued assistance is also required to assist MOWRAM to successfully implement the non-investment aspects of its Strategic Plan. Similarly, the TA will provide ongoing support to establish the Tonle Sap Basin Management Organization (TSBMO) to support the process of IWRM following the recommendations of TA 4427-CAM under the Tonle Sap Initiative.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Since 1999, ADB has played a leading role and continues to provide assistance in the water resource management sector in Cambodia through TA and loan projects (Including TA 3292-CAM: Capacity Building in the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology; TA 3758-CAM: Northwest Irrigation Sector Project; Loan 1753-CAM: Stung Chinit Irrigation and Rural Infrastructure Project; Loan 1862-CAM: Northwestern Rural Development Project; and Loan 1939-CAM: Tonle Sap Environmental Management Project). Continued support to the sector while building on the valuable lessons learned and experience acquired is in line with both the country sector strategy and ADB's CSP.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location National, and river basins within the Tonle Sap basin
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

Original TA formulation in 2006 required an international consulting firm in association with national consultants will be engaged under Part A using a simplified technical proposal under quality and cost based selection (QCBS) procedures to provide 19 person-months (p-m) international and 24 p-m national consulting services with expertise in water resources management, sociology, irrigation organizations, poverty reduction, resettlement specialist agricultural/natural resource economics, irrigation, agriculture, poverty reduction, resettlement, environment, monitoring and evaluation, irrigation management transfer and geographical information systems. Part B requires 12 p-m of international and 12 p-m of national individually recruited consulting services with expertise in water resource policy and planning, benefit monitoring and evaluation, financial and institutional management and data management. Part C requires 5 p-m of international and 16 p-m of national individually recruited consulting services with expertise in river basin management, water resources management and institutional development. ADB will recruit the consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Workshops will be organized at key stages of the TA to promote awareness and encourage stakeholder participation. Equipment, training, workshops and surveys will be procured or organized by ADB or by the consultants in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

A major change in TA scope approved on 1 Apr 2009 provides for the use of TA savings to undertake preparation of a Sector Development Program. This will require the engagement of 12 individual consultants for a total of approximately 34 person-months (15 person-months international and 19 person-months national) in the fields of economics, policy, water resources and irrigation management, agriculture, education and procurement.

Responsible ADB Officer Su Chin Teoh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources and MeteorologyH.E. Veng Sakhon47 Norodom Boulevard Daun Penh, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Feb 2005
Fact Finding 24 Apr 2006 to 05 May 2006
MRM -
Approval 16 Oct 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 07 May 2010

TA 4848-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Oct 2006 21 Nov 2006 21 Nov 2006 30 Apr 2008 31 Aug 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,900,000.00 16 Oct 2006 1,270,305.69

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