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 Name||Road Network Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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).|
|Description of Outcome||Transport efficiency increased on the national road sections along Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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)|
|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||Civil works for NR1 and NR6 and weigh stations will be confined to existing road widths while regional laboratories will be built in the provincial public works departments' premises. There may be temporary impacts on the passage of the residences' entrance and public facilities. Some moveable stores may be partially affected during the civil works. No permanently or severely affected households were identified during the field observation and the public consultations. Furthermore, under the previous ADB-financed projects, the households along these roads have already received compensation from the government. As a result, expected land acquisition and resettlement impacts are minimal.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities will be adversely affected by the project. In the project area, less than 1% of the total project beneficiaries are ethnic minorities (276 Khmer Cham and 107 Vietnamese); and live in villages far from the road sides, 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|
|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||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||18 Jul 2017|
|Approval||28 Sep 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||02 Oct 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Sep 2017||-||-||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||28 Sep 2017||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||28 Sep 2017||0.00||0.00||0%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Road Network Improvement Project: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Sep 2017|
|Road Network Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual (As of Board Approval)||Project/Program Administration Manual||Sep 2017|
|Road Network Improvement Project: Gender Action Plan||Gender Action Plans||Sep 2017|
|Road Network Improvement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Aug 2017|
|TA 8784-CAM Second Road Asset Management Project: Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Mar 2017|
|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|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Road Network Improvement Project: Draft Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Jun 2017|
|Road Network Improvement Project: Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Frameworks||Jun 2017|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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