Cambodia: Road Network Improvement Project (formerly Second Road Asset Management Project)

Sovereign Project | 41123-015 Status: Proposed

Summary

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.

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Project Name Road Network Improvement Project (formerly Second Road Asset Management Project)
Project Number 41123-015
Country Cambodia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Road Network Improvement Project (formerly Second Road Asset Management Project)
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 95.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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 Improved road services in Cambodia contributing to economic growth.
Outcome Increased financing and capacity for efficient road asset management within MPWT.
Outputs

(i) improved national and provincial roads

(ii) enhanced axle load control operations

(iii) strengthened quality assurance mechanism in MPWT

(iv) increased road safety enforcement in the project communes

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

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).
Involuntary Resettlement

No involuntary resettlement impacts are expected as all works will be confined to existing road pavement

surface widths.

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Erdene, Oyunchimeg
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 11 Dec 2014
Fact Finding 22 Nov 2016 to 01 Dec 2016
MRM 15 Mar 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2016

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