Project Name
Advance Actions for the Proposed Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Cambodia
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8617-CAM: Advance Actions for the Proposed Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Some gender elements

The S-CDTA was not originally included in the Country Operations Business Plan 2013-2015. However, RGC request for the technical assistance to prepare the Flood damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Supplementary Financing (FDERP-SF) is documented in a memorandum of understanding from the Country Programming Mission 2013. A reconnaissance mission was fielded 16-20 December 2013 to reach an agreement with the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), as the executing agency (EA), and the proposed project implementing agencies (IAs) on the impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, and cost and financing arrangements for FDERP-SF.

This S-CDTA is proposed to provide assistance in the start-up phase for the FDERP-SF. Close coordination is ongoing with development partners (DPs) on damage assessment, mapping of DP activities, as well as potentials for co-financing.

This S-CDTA will provide advisory services to assist the EA and IAs (prior to mobilization of the FDERP-SF implementation consultants) through the services of experienced individual consultants contracted directly by ADB. The S-PPTA will: (i) assist in the preparation of documentation for recruitment and contracting of the EA loan implementation individual consultants and IA loan implementation consulting firms; (ii) accelerate national competitive bidding procedures and contracting arrangements, such as through competitive prequalification of groups of contractors; (iii) provide support and advise on technical/engineering design; (iv) strengthen the capacity of IAs in relevant project implementation procedures and guidelines; (v) support the preparation, of environmental and social safeguard frameworks/plans, as required, including information sharing, consultations, disclosure, governance and social and gender analysis; and (vi) establish financial management, monitoring and disbursement procedures.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Starting in the third week of September 2013, Cambodia experienced serious flooding due to flash floods from heavy rains and floods from rivers overflowing, especially in the northwestern provinces of Banteay Meancheay, Battambang, Pailin and Siem Reap, where the water is receding slower than expected. Overall, 20 of 24 provinces have been affected, and as of 8 November 2013, 188 deaths have been recorded and over 1.7 million people (over 10% of the population) affected. The damage from the 2013 flooding is expected to exceed that of the floods in 2000 and 2011, both in terms of loss of life and impacts on infrastructure and agricultural crops, largely because the period of inundation has been prolonged, preventing the initiation of meaningful remedial measures.

President Nakao received a formal request from the RGC on 21 October 2013 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance under the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) and to dispatch an ADB team to assess the flood damaged infrastructure in Cambodia as soon as possible to enable the formulation and implementation of a flood rehabilitation project by early 2014. On 14 November 2013, President Nakao authorized $3 million in assistance from the APDRF.


Improved project readiness of the proposed Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing (FDERP-AF).

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Timely and quality FDERP-AF preparation.

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. Completed sub-projects ready for tender

2. Strengthened capacity of EA and IAs to carry out emergency infrastructure reconstruction

3. An effective project management system established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Key ministries are expected to be involved in the implementation of FDERP-SF, namely MEF as EA, and the Ministries of Transport and Public Works (MPWT), Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM), and Rural Development (MRD) as IAs. The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) will also be consulted. It is envisaged that consultants currently assigned under relevant on-going ADB-financed projects in Cambodia will be engaged to assist IAs in preparing technical specifications and procurement packages for FDERP-SF sub-projects. In addition, international and national project implementation consultants will be needed during FDERP-SF project implementation to assist the EA and IAs to expedite preparation, monitoring and reporting on environmental and social safeguards and gender aspects, mitigate fiduciary risks, and undertake procurement and construction supervision activities.
During Project Implementation
Previous ADB experience in disaster response and infrastructure reconstruction indicates that (i) quick preparation of targeted investments combined with effective management arrangements, fiduciary and safeguard measures in close cooperation with Government will result in tangible benefits to affected beneficiaries, (ii) leadership by the EA (MEF) as well as ownership from IAs (MPWT, MRD and MOWRAM) is instrumental in accelerating implementation, (iii) simple project design and implementation arrangements alleviate bottlenecks in implementation. As natural damages are expected to increase in the future, more systematic and coordinated responses as well as greater capacity to mobilize available resources, particularly at the subnational levels, will be required by Government.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
Individual consultants will be recruited in February 2014.


Responsible ADB Officer
Hakim, Januar
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Cambodia Resident Mission (CARM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and Finance


Concept Clearance
Fact Finding
27 Jan 2014
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
06 Feb 2014


TA 8617-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jan 2014 - 27 Jan 2014 31 Oct 2014 31 Jul 2015 30 Oct 2015
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 168,830.29
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