Cambodia: Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 38560-022 Status: Active


ADB is supporting Cambodia's efforts to deliver improved rural water supply and sanitation to some of the poorest areas around the Tonle Sap Basin. The project will expand access to improved services in the villages of six provinces - Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Pursat, and, Siem Reap. It will upgrade facilities and improve community health and hygiene practices.  

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Project Name Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Project Number 38560-022
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0156-CAM: Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 21.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Feasibility Study for Batch 4 communes has been approved by ADB.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

ADB approved the selection of 10 target communes for the third package of subprojects. The PPT/NGO teams started commune and village level activities for the community participatory development planning process.


The PPTs completed mobilization of commune facilitators, VDCs, WSUG Board and focal persons (facilitators for WASH promotion) in the first 73 villages.


There are 400 WSUG Boards established in the first batch 73 villages with total of 2,000 members, out of which 950 are women (48%).

Ongoing. First batch of WASH training conducted.

Geographical Location The 40 communes are located in 16 districts in 6 provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom. The proposed Project will cover 100% villages in each commune.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects An initial environmental examination (IEE) and an environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) for the Project has been prepared in accordance with the ADB safeguard policy and Government regulations. Most environmental impacts of the Project are positive and few potential negative impacts, which will be temporary and short-term and can be mitigated to an acceptable level with the proposed mitigation and water quality monitoring measures.
Involuntary Resettlement A land aquisition and resettlement framework has been prepared for the Project in accordance with ADB safeguard policy and Government regulations. The scope of land acquisition for the Project is insignificant and resettlement is not required. New communal water facilities (hand pumps) are constructed on private land donated to the village in agreements with the Village Development Committees (VDCs). No land acquisition is required for community ponds, since these are existing facilities which are being rehabilitated.
Indigenous Peoples The proportion of ethnic and religious minorities in the project area is very small. Specific actions are included in the project to ensure rural residents, including ethnic and religious minorities, have equal access to project benefits, training, and meetings.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultation and participation involved detailed stakeholder analysis and subsequent consultation with identified groups ranging from national level government officials, development partners, and non-government organizations (NGOs) to provincial, commune, and village level officials and project beneficiaries. A series of focus group discussions was undertaken as part of the poverty and social analysis. The village level participatory process was field tested during project preparation. A multidisciplinary team conducted a participatory and interactive RWSSH assessment in all villages of each commune, including planning with community members and village officials. Village water supply and sanitation plans were formulated on the basis of the actual village situation, needs, and preferences of participating households.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and decision-making is a core project activity and continuing during project implementation. The Project was designed as a community-driven project, whereby project funds will only be applied in those communes which have submitted an expression of interest. Similar participatory approaches (as described above) are being applied during implementation with a range of stakeholders at different levels (central, provincial, district, commune and village). Feedback from recipients of the project infrastructure has been fed into the design to allow a process of continuous improvement.

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Consulting Services

All consultants financed from the proceeds of the grant will be recruited in line with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Consulting services will include recruitment of (i) a consulting firm for project implementation assistance, (ii) an international or national NGO to supply national facilitators for community development and project implementation assistance, (iii) service contracts for 12 specialists in RWSS and community development (as needed), and (iv) an international NGO for monitoring and evaluation. The firm will include consulting services for 338 personmonths, of which 56 person-months (4 international specialists) and 282 person-months (14 national specialists) to assist in project management,

design and construction supervision of water supply and sanitation infrastructure, social development, community driven development, and resettlement and environment safeguards. The firm will be hired using quality- and cost-based selection and following the standard quality-ratio of 80:20. The PCU will also recruit an international or national NGO for 756 person-months to supply 18 national facilitators, and an international NGO for monitoring and evaluation for 24 person-months.

Procurement Goods, works, and services financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time) and national competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB and those described in the agreed procurement plan. Equipment and material packages valued at $100,000 equivalent or more may be procured under national competitive bidding, and those below $100,000 through shopping. Works contracts will be awarded under national competitive bidding procedures, due to the small size of contracts. Works contracts for household sanitation with a total value of $5,000 equivalent or less can be procured at thecommune level and will follow community participation in procurement in accordance with ADB procedure in implementing small projects with community participation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Michael White
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development
Dr. Mao Saray
Ministry of Rural Development


Concept Clearance 19 May 2009
Fact Finding 25 May 2009 to 08 Jun 2009
MRM 03 Jul 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014

Grant 0156-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Sep 2009 17 Sep 2009 27 Nov 2009 31 Dec 2015 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.00 15 Sep 2009 20.74 0.00 99%
Counterpart 5.10 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Sep 2009 21.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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