Cambodia: Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor Towns Development Project

Sovereign Project | 43319-033 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Cambodia transform four fast-growing towns along cross border corridor routes in the Greater Mekong Subregion into economic hubs. The project will upgrade roads, build wastewater treatment and solid waste management facilities, and implement flood control measures in Battambang, Bavet, Neak Loeung, and Poipet. It will strengthen provincial and local urban planning and management.

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Project Name Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor Towns Development Project
Project Number 43319-033
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0334-CAM: Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor Towns Development Project
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
Grant 0335-CAM: Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor Towns Development Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 4.40 million
Loan 2983-CAM: Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor Towns Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 37.00 million
Loan 8265-CAM: Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor Towns Development Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome It is too early to assess the project outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

SLEDPs currently under review

GAP under review

PIU staffing and arrangements currently under review

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is Environment Category B, as the proposed sub-projects are not expected to cause irreversible adverse environment impacts. The IEEs conducted for all the project cities, identified potential impacts and mitigation measures to be implemented through environment management plans (EMPs). The IEEs are in accordance with the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS), and the applicable environment regulations of the government. The IEEs indicate that the potential impacts of the sub-projects are primarily construction related and can be mitigated with good practices in construction outlined in the EMPs. At the detailed design stage, when the EMPs are updated, the final receiving environments for the wastewater treatment plants and landfill will be reviewed to ensure that local groundwater and human uses of the affected areas are not adversely affected.

The EMPs will be finalized during the detailed design stage of the project. The final EMPs, cleared by the ADB, shall form part of the contract bidding documents. The adequate incorporation of environmental considerations during design and allocation of sufficient budget for O&M/R will mitigate the potential adverse impacts during operation. Effective environment monitoring at all stages of the sub-project implementation will be ensured. In compliance with ADBs information disclosure and consultation requirements, the safeguard documents will be posted on ADB's website. A grievance redress mechanism was developed and included in the safeguard document to facilitate resolution of complaints regarding the performance of the project.

Involuntary Resettlement

The safeguard category for involuntary resettlement (IR) is A as one of the subprojects (flood control in Neak Loeung) has significant IR impacts. Three resettlement plans (RPs) have been prepared for the subprojects, which will trigger land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) impacts. They are (i) Battambang wastewater treatment and flood protection; (ii) Poipet wastewater treatment and (iii) Neak Loeung flood control. Six due diligence studies were also prepared for sub-projects without LAR impacts, which include (i) Urban Road, Bavet, (i) Wastewater, Bavet, (iii) Solid Waste Management, Poipet, (iv) MRF, Bavet, (v) MRF, Poipet (vi) MRF, Battambang.

Resettlement documents were prepared in consultation with local communities according to ADB's SPS and Cambodian laws and regulations. In compliance with ADB's information disclosure and consultation requirements, the RPs will be posted on the ADB website. A grievance redress mechanism will help to facilitate resolution of complaints regarding project performance. The RPs will be updated and disclosed after detailed design and cleared by ADB prior to contract awards.

Indigenous Peoples The Cambodian population consists of Khmer, Cham, Chinese, Vietnamese, and a smaller number of Lao and hill tribes. In the Cambodian language. None of the 24 indigenous people (IP) groups are resident in the participating corridor towns. For all the project towns, the surveys undertaken for the poverty and social assessments (PSAs) identified that the subproject areas are predominantly Khmer. The beneficiary communities, which include some non-indigenous minorities, are supportive of the subprojects, can see clear and direct benefits for them, and understand that the adverse impacts are manageable and can be properly mitigated. The social assessment confirms the conclusion that the project categorization is C, which does not require the preparation of an IP development plan.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project team conducted numerous consultations with the project stakeholders during the project processing stage
During Project Implementation The project team have conducted consultations with the relevant local authorities and project beneficiaries during the review missions and site visits.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The Project will provide management and implementation support to the EA through the project management unit (PMU). This is intended to ensure that project implementation will fully comply with the national government regulations and with ADB's policies and operational requirements in terms of financial management, fund disbursement, procurement procedures, social and environment safeguards, and operation and maintenance (O&M).

A team of international and national consultants will be recruited by the EA to provide management support during Project implementation. The consultants will be engaged on intermittent input basis during the 6-year Project period. The recruitment of the consultants will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Procurement

All procurement of goods, works and consulting services will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) will be applied for civil works packages exceeding $1,000,000 equivalent.

The procedures to be followed for national competitive bidding shall be those set forth for the National Competitive Bidding method in the Government's Procurement Manual of September 2005 issued under Decree Number 14 ANKR.BK dated 26 February 2007 with the clarifications and modifications described in the following paragraphs required for compliance with the provisions of the Procurement Guidelines.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nida Ouk
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
PMUHWY1@CAMNET.COM.KH
1st Floor West Building,
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 21 Nov 2011 to 09 Dec 2011
MRM 11 Sep 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 25 May 2016

Grant 0334-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 17 Jan 2013 08 Apr 2013 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 10 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 10 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0335-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 17 Jan 2013 08 Apr 2013 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 10 Dec 2012 0.00 0.47 11%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.40 10 Dec 2012 0.00 0.23 5%

Loan 2983-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 17 Jan 2013 08 Apr 2013 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 43.88 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 37.00 10 Dec 2012 2.98 0.00 9%
Counterpart 6.88 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2012 1.85 0.00 6%

Loan 8265-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 17 Jan 2013 08 Apr 2013 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 10 Dec 2012 0.00 0.47 9%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.00 10 Dec 2012 0.00 0.24 5%

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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