Cambodia: Urban Water Supply Project
ADB is helping Cambodia expand piped water coverage in nine provincial towns. The project will establish a new water supply system in Stung Treng and a distribution zone in Siem Reap, and rehabilitate treatment plants and pipelines in the other seven towns. The project will also support an expansion of water supply networks in Kampong Cham and Svay Rieng.
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- Water and other urban infrastructure and services
|Project Name||Urban Water Supply Project|
|Country / Economy||Cambodia
|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||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project will provide additional new and rehabilitated water supply infrastructure and extend system coverage to expand access to safe water in nine towns. The project will also provide piped water supply to an additional 58,000 residents through (i) a new water supply system in Stung Treng, (ii) a new distribution zone in Siem Reap, and (iii) system expansion in Kampong Cham and Svay Rieng. In addition, the project will rehabilitate existing water treatment plants in seven towns. The project interventions will replicate initiatives that made PPWSA successful and build on PPWSA experience. It will also incorporate lessons from previous ADB projects. The project will help the PWW's reduce real NRW levels to below 15% by using improved material and construction practices in its works to complement ongoing NRW reduction initiatives by the service providers and other development partners.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project will address the problems identified by the MIH in its priorities and strategies for 2013-2018. These are (i) inadequate legal and regulatory frameworks; (ii) the continued dependence of the country's PWWs, except for PPWSA and SRWSA, on financial support from the government; (iii) old production and distribution systems and inadequate human resources; (iv) a lack of financial resources for rehabilitating and developing the sector; and (v) the overall inadequate water supply coverage in the country's urban areas. The project will improve the performance of water utilities in nine provincial towns to give residents greater access to safe piped water supply. It will contribute to the government's target of achieving 100% piped water supply coverage in urban areas by 2025 by (i) rehabilitating and improving existing water treatment plants, (ii) providing new water sources and treatment plants, (iii) augmenting or replacing existing distribution pipelines to increase system pressure and improve service delivery, and (iv) providing new transmission and distribution pipelines. After limited involvement since 2006, ADB is seeking to reengage in and provide long-term support for the country's urban water supply sector, starting with this project.|
Expanded access to sustainable and safe water supply services for the urban population in Cambodia.
|Description of Outcome||
Improved water supply infrastructure and service provision in selected provincial waterworks.
|Progress Toward Outcome||Completed.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Existing water supply systems improved in seven towns.
New water supply system provided for Stung Treng
Water supply coverage increased in Siem Reap.
Project implementation supported and O&M developed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Achieved: (a) physical works for groundwater sources, reservoirs and/or pumping stations in 5 PWWs completed and operational since 31 August 2022; (b) physical works for WTPs in 6 PWWs completed and operational; (c) 154.52 km of new watermain extension installed in 5 towns; (d) 5 towns provided with laboratory equipment; and (e) approx 9,392 sets of Household connection provided to 5 PWWs.
Stung Treng - Achieved: (a) surface water intake and WTP 12,000m3 per day, with 371 km of transmission and distribution pipelines completed and operational; and (b) installed 4,600 new household connections and continued increasing for 7000 house service connection provisions.
Siem Reap - Achieved: (a) completed and installed 150 km of new watermains and distribution pipes; and (b) completed and installed 5,103 sets of new household connections and subsidized for the poor.
Achieved: (a) NRW Training with PMU and PIUs completed in March and Jun 2022. NRW sections also established in each PWWs; (b) Gender Awareness Training and the refresher on
GAP Orientation to the officials and the staffs have been conducted to PMUs/PIUs for 29
times, 252 people, 130 females of 51.59%; (c) PMUs and PIUs have the Management Position consist of 140 officials, 39 females of 28%; and (d) contractors have hired the
skills staff and unskilled workers of 272 people, including 44 (16.18%) women have been recruited to work at the subproject sites on pipe connection and digging the soil for the piping system.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Stakeholder consultations have been conducted again for the purpose of proposed variation orders and required environmental due diligence documents updates.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Not applicable.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Approx. 31 households of IP (approx. 168 people) have been encountered in Stung Treng in the original area where distributions pipes will be installed, in the extended area (VO#3) there are additional 4,441 IP identified as affected by the project. Social SG specialist has conducted consultations and informed the IP of the project. Effects of project will be purely beneficial to IPs. Currently the IPP is under review, the EA was informed that the IPP needs to be cleared by ADB prior to any works in the IP areas.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Completed.|
|During Project Implementation||Completed.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ribeiro, Tiago|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation
Siem Reap Water Supply Authority
|Concept Clearance||02 Aug 2012|
|Fact Finding||06 Dec 2013 to 13 Dec 2013|
|MRM||14 Oct 2014|
|Approval||11 Dec 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Jan 2023|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|11 Dec 2014||18 Dec 2014||16 Jun 2015||30 Jun 2020||31 Dec 2022||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||37.40||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||34.00||23 Jan 2023||31.24||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||23 Jan 2023||30.63||0.00||97%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jun 2021||28 Jun 2021|
|ADB Loan No. 3232-CAM (SF): Urban Water Supply Project (UWSP) [C1d]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||30 Sep 2020||13 Nov 2020|
|National Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Apr 2020||08 May 2020|
|National Environmental Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Apr 2020||08 May 2020|
|National Social Safeguards and Resettlement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Apr 2020||08 May 2020|
|Loan No.: 3232-CAM (COL): Urban Water Supply Project [C2]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||30 Aug 2019||30 Oct 2019|
|Loan No. 3232-CAM: Urban Water Supply Project [MIH/UWSP/NCB/C1a]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||07 Mar 2018||06 Apr 2018|
|Loan No. 3232-CAM: Urban Water Supply Project [MIH/UWSP/NCB/002 C1c]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||23 Jan 2018||28 Feb 2018|
|Loan No. 3232-CAM: Urban Water Supply Project [MIH/UWSP/NCB/C1b]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||17 Jan 2018||20 Feb 2018|
|Loan No.: 3232-CAM: Urban Water Supply Project [MIH/UWSP/ ICB C2]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||24 Oct 2017||05 Dec 2017|
|Loan No. 3232-CAM: Urban Water Supply Project [SRWSA/UWSP/IFB-C3a]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||18 Sep 2017||15 Nov 2017|
|Loan No. 3232-CAM: Urban Water Supply Project [MIH/UWSP/NCB 002 C1c]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||15 Sep 2017||17 Oct 2017|
|Loan No. 3232-CAM: Urban Water Supply Project [SRWSA/UWSP/NCB C3b]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||14 Sep 2017||18 Oct 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CONSTRUCTION OF EXTENDED PIPELINES IN VARIOUS PROVINCES||Loan 3232||07 Sep 2021||KIM MEX CONSTRUCTION & INVESTMENT CO. LTD. | #54 EO. STREET NO. 590 SANGKAT BEUNG KO K II KHAN TOUL KORK PHNOME PENH CAMBODIA||Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation||1,613,653.94||1,613,653.94|
|EQUIPMENT FOR NRW MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL||Loan 3232||23 Jun 2021||TAING CHENG OING CONSTRUCTION & IMPORT EXPORT | #80 SKUN VILLAGE, SOTIP COMMUNE, CHOEUNG PREY DISTRICT, KAMPONG CHAM PROVINCE CAMBODIA||Ministry of Industry, Science, Tech and Innov||1,014,107.00||1,014,107.00|
|CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW WTP AND RAW WATER SOURCE DEV ELOPMENT IN SVAY RIENG||Loan 3232||29 Dec 2020||TAING CHENG OING CONST, & IMPORT EXPORT CO. | TBC CAMBODIA||Ministry of Industry, Science, Tech and Innov||2,383,044.85||2,383,044.85|
|DESIGN AND BUILD, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISS IONING OF NEW WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN STUNG TRENG||Loan 3232||24 Dec 2019||KIM MEX CONSTRUCTION AND INVESTMENT CO., LTD. | 59 ST. 590, SANGKAT BEOUNG KOK II, KHAN TOUL KUK, PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA||Ministry of Industry and Handicraft||10,242,000.00||10,242,000.00|
|URGENT WTP REHABILITATION IN PROVINCIAL TOWNS||Loan 3232||22 Aug 2018||TAING CHENG OING CONSTCTION & IMPORT EXPORT | #80, ST. 6A, SKUN VILLAGE, SOTIP COMMUNE,CHEUNG PREY DISTRICT KAMPONG CAMBODIA||Ministry of Industry and Handicraft||1,304,353.00||1,304,353.00|
|C3A: SIEM REAP PROVISION OF PIPES, VALVES AND FITTINGS||Loan 3232||30 Apr 2018||POWERCODE-POLYWARE JV | KIANTANG PHANG DARUL MAKMUR MALAYSIA||Ministry of Industry and Handicraft||1,497,009.00||1,497,009.00|