Cambodia: Road Network Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 41123-015

The project aims to provide efficient transportation on the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Southern Economic Corridor (SEC), which passes through Cambodia, through the improvement of the national road sections in Prey Veng, Siem Reap, and Svay Rieng provinces of Cambodia that are unsafe and prone to flooding. The project will also (i) support the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) in road asset management by (a) strengthening its axle load control operation, (b) introducing a quality assurance system, and (c) improving road maintenance execution; and (ii) help project communities in improving their safety and health by implementing a gender-responsive community-based road safety program and an HIV/AIDS and human trafficking awareness and prevention program (HTAP).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Cambodia
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Road Network Improvement Project
Project Number 41123-015
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3576-CAM: Road Network Improvement Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 70.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to provide efficient transportation on the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Southern Economic Corridor (SEC), which passes through Cambodia, through the improvement of the national road sections in Prey Veng, Siem Reap, and Svay Rieng provinces of Cambodia that are unsafe and prone to flooding. The project will also (i) support the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) in road asset management by (a) strengthening its axle load control operation, (b) introducing a quality assurance system, and (c) improving road maintenance execution; and (ii) help project communities in improving their safety and health by implementing a gender-responsive community-based road safety program and an HIV/AIDS and human trafficking awareness and prevention program (HTAP).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project aligns with the priorities in the country partnership strategy, 2014 2018 to reduce poverty and vulnerability in Cambodia. The project supports the government's Rectangular Strategy Phase III for 2013 2018 that emphasizes the need for development of physical infrastructure along with three other core areas (agriculture sector promotion, private sector development and employment, and capacity building and human resource development) by improving national and regional connectivity and building institutional capacity, and the National Strategic Development Plan 2014 2018. The project contributes to the GMS network development priorities and to ADB's climate adaptation finance targets.
Impact Transport infrastructure to enhance national competitiveness and people's welfare developed. (National Strategic Development Plan 2014 2018).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transport efficiency increased on the national road sections along Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor.
Progress Toward Outcome Most contracts for the procurement of various equipment under this Output were awarded as of 31 December 2020. Equipment under the EQ-5 Pick-Ups for Laboratories and EQ-8 Office Furniture for Laboratories have been delivered. The contract for EQ-7: Road Condition Survey Equipment was signed on 13 May 2021. As of 30 June 2021, only the EQ-1 Laboratory Equipment and EQ-5 contracts are ongoing. Civil works under the CW-4 Laboratory buildings contract are ongoing with an actual progress of 65% against a time elapse of 61.9%. The delay is caused by the imposed lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contractor has requested for extension of contract completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

More safe and climate-resilient national roads delivered

Axle load control enhanced

Quality assurance for civil works in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport strengthened

Road safety enforcement in project communes improved

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

Ongoing

Ongoing.

All civil works contracts have been awarded. Maintenance works are ongoing under the CW-1, CW-2 and CW-3 contracts. Civil works have commenced and ongoing for the CW-A1 and CW-A2 contracts.

The contracts for NR1 (CW-1 and CW-2) were signed on 8 December 2018 and the contractors mobilized in mid-January 2019. Works under the CW-1 and CW-2 for NR1, CW-3 for NR6) commenced on January 2019. However, project progress was slightly delayed due to restriction of mobilization of labor and delivery of materials under the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 31 December 2020, rehabilitation and improvement works for CW-1 and CW-2 were completed and maintenance works have commenced and are ongoing.

Contract for NR6 package (CW-3) was signed on 8 December 2018 and the contractor was mobilized in mid-January 2019. As of 31 December 2020, AC pavement works were completed including road sign and marking works. Maintenance service works have commenced. Actual progress under the CW-3 contract is 90.4% as of 30 June 2021.

The CW-A1 and CW-A2 contracts for the additional road sections were awarded by the end of October 2020. Civil works are ongoing with actual progress of 50.0% for CW-A1 and 79.2.0% for CW-A2 as of 30 June 2021.

Civil works completed by 31 December 2020.

Completed. Contracts were awarded and equipment delivered.

activities initiated.

not yet due

Activities are ongoing.

Activities are ongoing. As of 30 June 2021, the consultant developed the guide on Safe School Zone in the Khmer language for training and public awareness. Other planned activities during the second quarter were put on hold due to the lockdowns imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project roads generally pass through agricultural land, rice paddy, and plantations crossing number of minor rivers. No protected areas or species have been identified within the project area of influence. The construction of four regional laboratories will be within existing provincial public works and transport departments' premises. The adverse environmental impacts will primarily come during construction from dust, noise, vibration, removal of vegetation, disposal of construction spoils, worker and community health and safety hazards, increased traffic, and disruption of access. The EMP includes (i) mitigation measures during construction and operational phases including (a) waste management and spoil disposal, (b) materials management, (c) drainage management, (d) temporary transport management, (e) noise and dust control, and (f) worker and public safety; and (ii) identifies responsible parties and budget for implementation and monitoring.
Involuntary Resettlement The proposed project involves civil works for one-digit national roads (NR1 and NR6). For NR 1 and NR6, road repair works will be undertaken on the existing road pavements, with some ancillary works (drainage and slope protection) expected to take place on unoccupied land within the road right of way. Resettlement impacts are not expected. However, a resettlement framework has been prepared for the project to address any unanticipated impacts. The framework requires the preparation of a resettlement plan in the event that any involuntary resettlement impacts are later identified. In such a case the involuntary resettlement categorization for the project would be revised as needed. A due diligence report will be prepared by the General Department of Resettlement (GDR) and Project Management Unit (PMU) following detailed engineering design to assess if there are any resettlement impacts or confirm that there are no resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples In the project area, less than 1% of the total project beneficiaries are from ethnic minority groups (Cham or Vietnamese); they are socially and economically integrated with Khmer communities. No ethnic minorities or indigenous peoples will be adversely affected by the proposed project. The ethnic minorities near the project areas live in villages far from the roads but they will indirectly benefit from the improved roads.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Public consultations were carried out to inform the project design and environmental assessment process; and will continue during project implementation. Consulting services will provide support for environmental management plan (EMP) implementation. Environmental complaints will be handled through a grievance redress mechanism (GRM).

Two rounds of public consultations also have been conducted with various stakeholders comprising government agencies, local authorities, and affected households; and will continue during the updating and implementation of the detailed resettlement plan (DRP). The summary draft basic resettlement plan (BRP) has been disclosed in the form of public information booklets (PIBs) to the affected communities in November 2016.

During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Recruitment will follow Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (March 2013, amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Mr. Vong Pisith
[email protected]
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Dec 2014
Fact Finding 22 Nov 2016 to 01 Dec 2016
MRM 18 Jul 2017
Approval 28 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2021

Loan 3576-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2017 09 Jan 2018 20 Mar 2018 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 76.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 18 Oct 2021 65.97 0.00 94%
Counterpart 6.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2021 46.06 0.00 66%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan No. 3576-CAM (COL): Road Network Improvement Project [MPWT-RNIP-NCB-EQ-7/Rebid] Invitation for Bids Closed 26 Jan 2021 25 Feb 2021
NATIONAL INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL AUDITOR Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2020 19 Oct 2020
International Independent Technical Auditor Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020
3576-CAM (COL): Road Network Improvement Project [MPWT-RNIP-ICB-EQ-1] Invitation for Bids Closed 04 May 2020 17 Jun 2020
3576-CAM (COL): Road Network Improvement Project [RNIP-CW-A2-NR6] Invitation for Bids Closed 17 Apr 2020 29 May 2020
Loan No. 3576-CAM (COL): Road Network Improvement Project [MPWT-RNIP-NCB-EQ-7] Invitation for Bids Closed 26 Mar 2020 28 Apr 2020
Loan No. 3576-CAM (COL): Road Network Improvement Project [MPWT-RNIP-NCB-EQ-7] Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Dec 2019 21 Jan 2020
Loan No. 3576-CAM (COL): Road Network Improvement Project [CW-4] Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Oct 2019 20 Nov 2019
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2019
COMMUNITY-BASED ROAD SAFETY CONSULTING SERVICES Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2018 20 Oct 2018
Loan No. 3576-CAM (COL) Road Network Improvement Project [CW1, CW2, CW3] Invitation for Bids Closed 20 Apr 2018 04 Jun 2018
National Procurement Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Dec 2017 22 Jan 2018
Consultant Services No. 1 Firm - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2017 27 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LABORATORY EQUIPMENT Loan 3576 05 Nov 2020 TEC INTERNATIONAL INC. | CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN JAPAN Ministry of Public Works and Transport 5,492,777.00 5,492,777.00
IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF NR6 FROM PK367 512.12 TO PK410 864.24 Loan 3576 29 Oct 2020 POLY CHANGDA ENGINEERING CO., LTD | TIANHE DISTRICT, GUANGZHOU CITY CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport 9,133,798.43 8,494,432.54
IMPROVEMENT OF NR6 FROM PK311 858.77 TO PK317 644 Loan 3576 02 Oct 2020 GUMKANG CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD | 27 SUPJEONGI2-GIL DEOKJIN-GU, JEONJU-SI JEOLLABUK-DO, REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport 6,691,229.05 6,222,843.02
COMMUNITY ROAD SAFET CONSULTING SERVICES Loan 3576 13 Jan 2020 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OF HUMANITARIAN | CAMBODIA CAMBODIA Ministry of Public Works and Transport 349,558.00 349,558.00
CW-2/REHABILITATION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF NR1, FROM KM 111.00 TO KM 159.00 (TOTAL: 48.0 KM) PERFORMANCE-BASED MAINTENANCE CONTRACT Loan 3576 12 Dec 2018 SICHUAN ROAD & BRIDGE (GROUP) CORPORATION LTD | 12# JIUXING AVENUE, HI-TECH DEV ZONE CHENGDU, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport 12,898,355.50 11,995,470.62
CW-1/REHABILITATION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF NR1 EAST FROM KM 63.30 TO KM 111.00 (TOTAL: 47.70) KM Loan 3576 12 Dec 2018 ZHEJIANG DACHENG CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO LTD | 18F SHENGJIANGONG BLDG., NO. 20 WENSAN ROAD, HANGZHOU CITY, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport 11,485,644.48 10,681,649.37
CW-3/REHABILITATION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES OF NR-6, FROM KM 317.63 TO KM 367.51 (TOTAL:49.88 KM) UNDER PERFORMANCE-BASED AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACT Loan 3576 12 Dec 2018 GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL CHANGDA HIGHWAY ENGRCO | 492 GUANGZHOU AV (M) GUANGZHOU GUANGDONG PROVINCE, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport 10,430,522.10 9,700,385.55
CS1 PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANT Loan 3576 05 Nov 2018 KOREA CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD. JV | REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport 3,317,640.00 3,317,640.00

Procurement Plan