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Cambodia: Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 38560-024 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Cambodia to deliver improved rural water supply and sanitation to some of the poorest areas around the Tonle Sap Basin. The project is expanding access to improved services in the villages of six provinces - Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Pursat, and, Siem Reap. It will upgrade facilities and improve community health and hygiene practices.

Project Details

Project Officer
Michael E. White Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 38560-024
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0497-CAM: Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation US$ 1.50 million
Loan 3433-CAM: Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
TA 9182-CAM: Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project - Additional Financing
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Current project

Access to improved RWSS nationwide and better health of rural households in project provinces enhanced.

Overall project

Unchanged.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Current project

Access to improved RWSS in selected communes of six provinces in the Tonle Sap Basin increased.

Overall project

Unchanged.

Progress Toward Outcome By the end of June 2018, the Project approved and awarded 266 total contracts: 21 NCB, 21 NS and 224 community procurement contracts.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Current project

Community health and hygiene practices improved

Overall project

Unchanged

Current project

Water supply facilities rehabilitated, upgraded, and

developed

Overall project

Unchanged

Current project

Public and household sanitation improved

Overall project

Unchanged

Current project

Sector planning and development strengthened

Overall project

Unchanged

Current project

Capacity for project implementation and sustainability improved

Overall project

Unchanged

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

By the end of June 2018, the project had achieved about 60% of project outputs over a lapsed period corresponding to total 18 months with planned total period of implementation of 36 months.

PCU, PIC consultants team in all six provinces are fully mobilized.

Geographical Location Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Pursat, Pursat
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The original Project was classified as B for environment. Compliance with environmental safeguard requirements in the original grant has been satisfactory and risks have been adequately managed. All subprojects supported under the original project were screened and categorized in accordance with the Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF) prepared in 2009, and classified as _C_ for environment. Civil works financed under the overall project including the additional financing are limited to small-scale community-based RWSS equipment and facilities. The environmental impacts associated with the installation of facilities are minimal and temporary (including noise, dust and community health and safety related to minor excavation and drilling works); highly localized and site-specific, and can be easily mitigated with simple good construction practices commonly known to contractors. All RWSS facilities to be supported under the additional financing will be installed within boundaries of existing villages, and will directly contribute to the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve's development function to foster sustainable development of ecology, environment, economy, society, and culture. The overall project including additional financing remains category B for environment. The EARF has been updated to conform to ADB' Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and to address some of the weaknesses in adhering to compliance procedures that were identified during due diligence activities. The nine sub-projects identified as first batch of the additional financing will be confirmed as category C for environment. The climate risk to the additional financing is considered medium. Siting of RWSS facilities will be identified in consultation with local communities to avoid flood-prone areas.
Involuntary Resettlement The original loan did not require any land acquisition as households within the target villages voluntarily donated land for water points, namely hand pumps, and larger parcels of land, such as community ponds, were situated on government land. No loss of livelihoods or income occurred. Due diligence conducted showed that households voluntarily provided their land, with no evidence of coercion or pressure and the donation was conducted with full consultation of the land owner and other households within the village. The additional financing is classified as category C for Involuntary Resettlement (IR). The additional financing will adhere to methods used for the original grant, namely land donations for water points, where hand pumps will be placed, ensuring that forms are completed and submitted in a timely manner. The process of land titling is lengthy and is therefore still ongoing. Completion will be closely monitored during implementation of the Additional Financing as included as a loan covenant. To ensure that screening is conducted and procedures are followed, an IR and Social Safeguards Screening Guidance Note is provided. Subprojects with IR impacts will not be eligible for financing. Due diligence will be exercised to ensure that poor households are not required to donate land. Due diligence shall be carried out on a random sample of each subproject.
Indigenous Peoples As with the original grant, the additional financing is classified as category B. IP safeguards are triggered as the Cham are a distinct group that shall experience project impacts, albeit purely positive impacts. Three villages were identified as Cham Villages during the original grant. Cham Villages have been identified within Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces, namely within Cheab Commune and The Phteas Rong Commune. The said villages are predominantly, if not 100% Cham. In this light, elements of an IPP are included in the project design in lieu of preparing a separate indigenous people's plan (IPP). Though no separate IPP report is required, monitoring reports shall be required to include a specific section on Cham Villages and provide evidence of meaningful consultation and specific culturally sensitive and appropriate actions that were implemented.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Being a RWSS project in rural Cambodia, stakeholder communication and participation is very important to the outputs of the project, especially in the communes and villages, which are the direct recipients of the project's RWSS infrastructure and capacity development. Residents of the villages are actively engaged in the project outputs, through comprehensive RWSS training and inputs to the design and selection of RWSS solutions for their village.

The loan is providing support for project management, design, and construction supervision, while the technical assistance is supporting capacity development of the major stakeholders through the development of, and the training for, a new RWSS program.

Stakeholders are also being engaged in the development of, and pilot testing for, new sanitation solutions under the grant.

During Project Implementation Stakeholders are engaged during implementation through community contracts for minor works and at the household level for the construction of latrines.
Responsible ADB Officer Michael E. White
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development
[email protected].ORG.KH
169 Corner Road Soviet Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Jun 2016
Fact Finding 16 May 2016 to 27 May 2016
MRM 24 Jun 2016
Approval 22 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

Grant 0497-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2016 06 Oct 2016 02 Dec 2016 31 Aug 2018 31 Dec 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 22 Sep 2016 0.00 0.83 55%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 22 Sep 2016 0.00 0.84 56%

Loan 3433-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2016 06 Oct 2016 02 Dec 2016 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 18.43 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 22 Sep 2016 14.69 0.00 97%
Counterpart 3.43 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Sep 2016 14.97 0.00 99%

TA 9182-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2016 14 Dec 2016 14 Dec 2016 30 Nov 2018 30 Jul 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 22 Sep 2016 1,634,721.65

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9182 01 Jul 2017 NIRAS Finland Oy(FINLAND) in association with NIRAS A/S() Ratatie 11, Kr.11 Vantaa, 01300 Finland Asian Development Bank 1,930,000.00