Cambodia: Rural Energy Project (formerly Rural Energy Pilot Project)

Sovereign Project | 45303-001 Status: Active


The Asian Development Bank is working with Cambodia to provide inexpensive and reliable energy for people in rural areas. The project is building 620 kilometers of electricity lines in Svay Rieng province and is connecting 8,000 households in the area to the electricity grid. It will also provide 90,000 efficient cookstoves in rural areas of Kampong Cham province, benefiting at least 63,000 women entrepreneurs.

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Procurement Documents

Title Date
Rural Energy Project Apr 2014

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Project Name Rural Energy Project (formerly Rural Energy Pilot Project)
Project Number 45303-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0336-CAM: Rural Energy Project (formerly Rural Energy Pilot Project)
Government of Australia US$ 6.11 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

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

Project Outcome

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

A. Component 1 - Electrification of Svay Rieng province

(i) EPC contract - The no-objection to award the contract for the EPC package was provided by ADB to EDC on 28 July 2015.

(ii) PIC consultants - The engagement of consultants is ongoing.

B. Component 2 - The production and sale of ICS in Kompong Cham is gradually monitored every end of the month with the stove producers. Production capacity of each producer is very depending on purchase order from the retailers which are currenlty more connected with producers. In January 2016, the trained ICS producers in Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum produced 832 NLS and sold 790 of them. The team still continue to monitor the production and sale of NLS for the following months to be able to measure the impact of the project in terms of creation and development of local production capacity in Kampong Cham province.C. Component 3 - Capacity development of EAC: An individual consultant was hired to provide in-house training to EDC which was well-received.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project's environment categorizations is classified as B. Initial environmental examination and land acquisition and resettlement plan need to be prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). As the MV and LV lines will be established along existing rural roads in Svay Rieng Province, no significant environmental impacts are expected due to the project. The social impact is also expected to be limited to compensation of trees and other assets in the existing right-of-way.
Involuntary Resettlement The project's involuntary resettlement impact categorizations is classified as B. There is no involuntary resettlement, land acquisition, or involuntary restriction of access to land and/or economic opportunities. Adverse impacts are not envisaged from the improved cooking stoves component, but due diligence will be conducted to reconfirm.
Indigenous Peoples It has been confirmed that there are no indigenous peoples in the project areas, and that the population are mainstreamed into the society and economic activities. Indigenous peoples categorization is C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

(i) Grant was declared effective on 5 March 2014. A grant inception mission was fielded on 1-3 April 2013 to discuss implementation of the grant.

(ii) Component 2: Promotion of NKS in Kampong Cham Province - contract negotiations completed and contract awarded to the selected consulting firm (GERES). Fielding of consultants started 16 December 2014.

(iii) Component 1: Rural Electrification of Svay Rieng Province - An NOL for the contract to be awarded to the lowest evaluated bidder was issued by ADB on 28 July 2015.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rehan Kausar
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Electricite Du Cambodge
St 19 Watt Phnom, Daun Penh District
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Concept Clearance 12 Oct 2011
Fact Finding 31 Jan 2012 to 09 Feb 2012
MRM 03 Oct 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2016

Grant 0336-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jan 2013 05 Dec 2013 05 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.92 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 15 Jan 2013 0.00 5.42 89%
Counterpart 4.81 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 6.11 15 Jan 2013 0.00 1.17 19%
Title Document Type Document Date
Rural Energy Project: Project Data Sheet (Khmer Translation) Translated PDS Apr 2014
Rural Energy Project Procurement Plans Apr 2014
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Rural Energy Project Grant Agreement Dec 2013
Project Agreement for Rural Energy Project Project/Program Agreement Dec 2013
Rural Energy Project Gender Action Plans Dec 2012
Rural Energy Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 2012
Rural Energy Project Project/Program Administration Manual Dec 2012
Rural Energy Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Nov 2012

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Rural Energy Project: Updated Resettlement (Assistance) Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2014
Rural Energy Pilot Project: Resettlement (Assistance) Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2012
Rural Energy Pilot Project Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

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