Cambodia: Uplands Irrigation and Water Resources Management Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 44328-013 Status: Active


The Asian Development Bank is working with Cambodia to improve the country’s irrigation systems and malaria control programs. The two projects are increasing farm productivity and farmers income while improving health services to prevent the spread of malaria. Irrigation systems are being improved in Kampong Thom and Battambang provinces.

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Project Name Uplands Irrigation and Water Resources Management Sector Project
Project Number 44328-013
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3289-CAM: Uplands Irrigation and Water Resources Management Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 60.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Project implementation has taken a very good start. All start up activities have been completed and advance contracts procured. Contracts amounting $19 million have already been awarded.

Project Management and implementation consultants mobilized on 15 January 2016

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The works contract for the first core subproject i.e. Taing Krasaing main canal was awarded on 27 January 2016 and the contractor mobilized in March 2016. The second core subproject i.e. Prek Chik main canal was awarded on 26 February 2016.

The executing agency is preparing the bid evaluation report for the procurement of hydro-meteorological equipment.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category B for environment. The details of procedures to ensure that potential environmental impacts are mitigated are provided in the environmental assessment and review framework (EARF). Any adverse environmental impacts from the project are expected to be temporary, insignificant, and readily mitigated. The EARF and the initial environmental examination (IEE) for the two core subprojects have been disclosed on ADB's website. An environmental management plan has been prepared for the core subprojects to mitigate the impacts during construction and will be made part of any civil works contracts. The EARF will be followed for an environmental assessment of any additional subprojects prepared during implementation, and an IEE will be carried out for each. This will ensure that these subprojects are consistent with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). In the event of additional subprojects, environmental management plans will be included in the IEEs and civil works contracts. Adequate resources have been allocated for environmental safeguards preparation, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. Because screening of the Taing Krasaing and Prek Chik irrigation systems' main canals revealed no land acquisition or involuntary resettlement impacts, no resettlement plans were drawn up during project preparation. However, distribution canals for the two systems are to be identified during project implementation and may require the acquisition of small strips of land. To ensure compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and government regulations, a resettlement framework has been prepared to guide screening and preparation of resettlement plans for these distribution canals and for other subprojects that may be added to the project. If subprojects are identified but assessed as category A for involuntary resettlement, they will not be financed by the project. Adequate resources have been allocated for preparation, implementation, monitoring, and the reporting of any necessary resettlement plans. The resettlement framework has been prepared in close consultation with the national and local governments and has been disclosed on ADB's website.
Indigenous Peoples The project is category C for indigenous people. No indigenous people live in the project area, and none are expected to be impacted by the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The farmer water user communities (FWUCs) were involved in the design process. During the PPTA implementation, FWUCs were consulted through focus group meetings, community consultations meetings and day to day field work conducted.
During Project Implementation Subproject agreements will be signed with FWUCs for participating in implementation of the subprojects and taking over operation and maintenance responsibility of tertiary irrigation channels.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The project will require 58 person-months of international consultant services and 610 person-months of national consultant services to provide technical support to help the PMU manage and implement the project efficiently. The consultant firms will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement is expected to involve small and large works contracts and goods and will be done using ADB's national and international competitive bidding and shopping methods. An imprest account will be maintained at the PMU level for ADB loan funds.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Raza Farrukh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology
364 Monivong Blvd, Khan Chamkamorn Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Concept Clearance 14 Aug 2014
Fact Finding 16 Jun 2015 to 26 Jun 2015
MRM 04 Aug 2015
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2016

Loan 3289-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Sep 2015 10 Nov 2015 06 Jan 2016 30 Sep 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 66.12 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 24 Sep 2015 23.84 0.00 40%
Counterpart 6.12 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Sep 2015 2.04 0.00 3%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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