Cambodia: Greater Mekong Subregion: Cambodia Northwest Provincial Road Improvement Project Reference Number:
NR 56 was a gravel road prior to project approval in 2009. It was subjected to flooding and its surface was severely degraded and was thus impassable during wet seasons. Under the project, the road would be improved to all-weather paved standard. Therefore, it was expected that the project would increase access to local markets, reduce travel times and vehicle operating costs, and increase tourism, leading to increased economic activity in the project area. By providing more direct routes to border crossings and links to major economic corridors, the project would also strengthen subregional cooperation between Cambodia and Thailand. The rehabilitation of these roads would provide a shorter and more direct route between Cambodia’s Siem Reap and Thailand’s Surin, reducing the route from 350 km to about 200 km.
This report validates the completion report of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.