The project aims to assist the Government of Cambodia with improving the national and provincial roads administered by Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). The project will (i) improve national and provincial roads; (ii) enhance axle load control operations; (iii) strengthen MPWT's quality assurance mechanism, and (iv) increase road safety enforcement in the project communes. All project roads will be designed to be climate resilient to ensure all year access.
|Project Name||Road Network Improvement Project (formerly Second Road Asset Management Project)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|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 improving the national and provincial roads administered by Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT). The project will (i) improve national and provincial roads; (ii) enhance axle load control operations; (iii) strengthen MPWT's quality assurance mechanism, and (iv) increase 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||
In Cambodia, road transport is the dominant mode of transport. Due to its relatively small size, limited access to maritime and sea transport, and a small railway network, road transport best meets the domestic need to provide access and rural connectivity and the regional need to facilitate connectivity and trade within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), as well as with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries generally.
Cambodia roads are being managed by two ministries: the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) manages national and provincial roads, while the Ministry of Rural Development manages the rural roads. The road network under MPWT's responsibility comprises about 17,350 kilometers (km) of which 2,243 km are primary national paved roads, connecting the country with its borders, with the GMS neighbors, and with the ASEAN network; 8,664 km are secondary national roads; and 6,441 km are provincial roads. Currently, 75% of the secondary national and provincial roads are unpaved.
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||The development of transport infrastructure that contributes to the enhancement of national competitiveness and people's welfare (National Strategic Development Plan 2014 2018).|
|Outcome||Transport efficiency increased on the national road sections along GMS SEC and connecting secondary national road and provincial road.|
Safe and climate resilient national and provincial roads completed.
Axle load control enhanced
Quality assurance system in MPWT strengthened.
Road safety enforcement in project communes improved.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||There will be no road widening. Minor environment impacts will be likely due to site works (dust and emissions).|
No involuntary resettlement impacts are expected as all works will be confined to existing road pavement
|Indigenous Peoples||The project will improve existing roads. No indigenous peoples are expected to be adversely affected.|
|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|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Erdene, Oyunchimeg|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|Concept Clearance||11 Dec 2014|
|Fact Finding||22 Nov 2016 to 01 Dec 2016|
|MRM||15 Mar 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2016|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Road Asset Management Project: Project Data Sheet (Khmer Translation)||Translated PDS||Mar 2015|
|Second Road Asset Management Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Dec 2014|
|Second Road Asset Management Project: Concept Paper||Concept Papers||Dec 2014|
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