41123-014: Second Road Asset Management Project | Asian Development Bank

Cambodia: Second Road Asset Management Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41123-014 Status: Closed

The project aims to assist the Government of Cambodia with periodic maintenance of the national and provincial roads administered by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). The project's original concept is aimed to (i) assist MPWT in the periodic maintenance of about 515 kilometers (km) of MPWT roads; and (ii) help to create a sustainable road maintenance regime by strengthening capacity at MPWT by (a) improving the maintenance and management of its road network; (b) strengthening axle load control operations; and (c) further strengthening the process of privatizing MPWT's force account units. The project will also support a community-based road safety program, and an HIV/AIDS and human trafficking awareness and prevention program, with sufficient gender considerations.

Project Details

Project Officer
Fukayama, Takeshi Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Second Road Asset Management Project
Project Number 41123-014
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8784-CAM: Second Road Asset Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 850,000.00
TA 8784-CAM: Second Road Asset Management (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
TA 8784-CAM: Second Road Asset Management (Supplementary)
Project Readiness Improvement Trust Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project aims to assist the Government of Cambodia with periodic maintenance of the national and provincial roads administered by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). The project's original concept is aimed to (i) assist MPWT in the periodic maintenance of about 515 kilometers (km) of MPWT roads; and (ii) help to create a sustainable road maintenance regime by strengthening capacity at MPWT by (a) improving the maintenance and management of its road network; (b) strengthening axle load control operations; and (c) further strengthening the process of privatizing MPWT's force account units. The project will also support a community-based road safety program, and an HIV/AIDS and human trafficking awareness and prevention program, with sufficient gender considerations.

In the course of PPTA 8784 implementation, the project is being developed to provide the following outputs: (i) improved national and provincial roads, (ii) enhanced axle load control operations, (iii) strengthened quality assurance mechanism in MPWT, and (iv) increased road safety enforcement in the project communes. All project roads will be designed to be climate resilient to ensure all-year access.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Roads are the principal mode for transport in Cambodia. The country's road network of 51,764 km includes: (i) about 5,623 km of national roads (primary national highways); (ii) about 6,641 km of provincial roads (secondary national highways); and (iii) about 39,500 km of rural roads. Management of national and provincial roads is the responsibility of MPWT; the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) is responsible for rural roads.

Since 1992, with assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other development partners, the government has focused on rehabilitating core national infrastructure required for the economy to develop in a sustainable manner. Such efforts have brought the paved national road network to about 2,700 km in length, about 25% of the total national and provincial road network. Only half of the remaining 75% of unpaved national and provincial roads are in good to fair condition.

As a consequence of relatively rapid economic development, overloaded cargo vehicles have become a severe cause of road damage in Cambodia. While ADB has been supporting an

axle load control program for the national road network since 2007 (as well as another axle load control program for MRD's rural roads since 2011), MPWT's axle load control program has run into operational problems since 2012, and is currently ineffective in controlling overloading.

The proposed project aims to address the road asset management and overloading issues. The past and ongoing ADB interventions have been able to improve the road assets that were the direct target of ADB financing, and made some headway in strengthening MPWT's capacity in the use of key tools for road asset management planning. However, they were not successful in catalyzing sector-wide changes in the way the government finances and implements its road asset management, and preserves its created assets against overloading.

The overarching objective of ADB's country partnership strategy 2014-2018 for Cambodia is poverty reduction, in line with the government's socioeconomic development priorities. Meanwhile, the government's national strategy for growth for 2013-2018 emphasizes the need for development of physical infrastructure with other three core areas (agriculture

sector promotion, private sector development and employment, and capacity building and human resource development). The project supports both these strategies.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder communication, participation and consultation are ongoing. Results will be incorporated into the final project design.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd. (PEC), in association with Moha Engineering & Consulting Co.,Ltd. and PPIC Co., Ltd., was engaged for the original PPTA scope. Sheladia Associates Inc. (SHELADIA), in association with TANCONS Co., Ltd., was engaged for the additional PPTA scope. Another consulting firm, TERA International Group, Inc. (TERA), in association with Umar Munshi Associates (UMA), has been recruited for the detailed design of the proposed Cambodia Road Network Improvement Project. The detailed design consulting services is being funded under the Project Readiness Improvement Trust Fund administered by ADB. All recruitment were undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of goods, works, and related services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, amended from time to time)
Responsible ADB Officer Fukayama, Takeshi
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Sep 2018

TA 8784-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2014 05 Jan 2015 05 Jan 2015 15 Sep 2015 15 Aug 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 1,000,000.00 85,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,285,000.00 11 Dec 2014 2,066,574.71

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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$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 8784 08 Jun 2017 Tera International Group, Inc.(United States) in Association with Umar Munshi Associates(Pakistan) 107 East Holly Avenue, Suite 12 Sterling Virginia 20164-5405 Usa Ministry of Public Works and Transport 1,000,000.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 8784 30 Jun 2016 Sheladia Associates, Inc. (United States) in association with Tancons Cambodia Co. Ltd. 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100 Rockville MD 20850, United States Ministry of Public Works and Transport 276,000.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 8784 23 Feb 2015 Pyunghwa Engineering Consultants Ltd. (PEC, Korea, Republic of) in association with Moha Engineering & Consulting Co., Ltd. (MECC) Pyunghwa Building, 1474-21, Gwanyang2-Do Ku, Anyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 431-810 Republic of Korea Ministry of Public Works and Transport 792,000.00

Procurement Plan

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