41435-054: Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project - Additional Financing | Asian Development Bank

Cambodia: Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41435-054 Status: Active

An additional financing to the Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project is proposed for seven provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, Siem Reap, and Tboung Khmum) in Cambodia. The additional financing will enhance agricultural productivity and improve access to markets in 270 target communes through investments in climate-resilient productive infrastructure, building capacity in disaster risk management of the communities and commune councils, and creating an enabled environment for agricultural productivity, diversification and climate resilience.

Project Details

Project Officer
Dang, Thuy Trang Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 41435-054
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0542-CAM: Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 4.28 million
Loan 3570-CAM: Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project - Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 45.73 million
Loan 8331-CAM: Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project - Additional Financing
International Fund for Agricultural Development US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description An additional financing to the Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project is proposed for seven provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, Siem Reap, and Tboung Khmum) in Cambodia. The additional financing will enhance agricultural productivity and improve access to markets in 270 target communes through investments in climate-resilient productive infrastructure, building capacity in disaster risk management of the communities and commune councils, and creating an enabled environment for agricultural productivity, diversification and climate resilience.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Given the success of the current project, executing agencies have requested ADB support for an additional financing to scale up the current project activities. Demand for agricultural production infrastructure for poverty reduction in the Tonle Sap Basin is high; over 90% of the poor live in rural areas and are dependent on small-scale agricultural production for their livelihood. Frequency and intensity of disasters such as floods and droughts in the Tonle Sap Basin require interventions to enhance climate resilience and reduce disaster risk. The additional financing will also strengthen ADB''s basin-scale strategic approach in the Tonle Sap basin by creating synergies with other projects, such as the Climate-Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program (Rice SDP). Further, by using the additional financing modality, momentum of successes can be built on, and use of the current project resources optimized.
Impact Livelihoods and climate resilience in target communes in seven provinces in the Tonle Sap Basin improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Agricultural productivity increased, climate and disaster resilience strengthened, and access to markets improved in 271 communes in seven provinces in the Tonle Sap Basin.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Rural productive infrastructure and livelihood improved with capacity in disaster risk management enhanced.

Enabling environment for increased agricultural productivity, diversification and climate resilience created.

Project management strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham Province, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, Siem Reap, Tboung Khmum
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The additional financing is expected to increase agricultural productivity, which will increase demands on water and has potential to increase the use of chemical pesticides. An initial environmental examination (IEE) including an environmental management plan (EMP) has been prepared for two representative subprojects. The IEE includes a detailed water balance and has confirmed that the water sources are sustainable. Training on integrated pest management approaches is included in the capacity building program. Public consultations were carried out and will continue during subproject implementation. The IEE and the EMP will serve as a template for future subprojects, which are not subject to domestic environmental assessment requirements.

An environmental assessment and review framework has been prepared to provide guidance on processes to be followed for future subproject selection, screening, assessment, and implementation. Subprojects classified category A will not be financed. Adequate resources have been allocated for environmental safeguards assessment, implementation, monitoring, and reporting. Consulting services will provide capacity development support for EMP implementation. Environmental complaints will be handled through a project safeguards grievance redress mechanism. The environmental assessment and review framework and the draft IEE were disclosed on the ADB website on 18 June 2017. The final IEE will be updated and disclosed following detailed engineering design. The project is classified as medium risk from climate change impacts. A climate and disaster risk assessment has been prepared and all subprojects will be screened for climate and disaster risks and incorporate risk reduction measures. The representative subprojects include flood-resilient design specifications such as strengthening of canal walls, erosion and scour protection for sluice gates, increase in road height, additional drainage structures, and slope stabilization measures.

Involuntary Resettlement There will be no significant involuntary physical or economic dislocation, relocation, or loss of livelihood. Land acquisition will be limited and is expected to comprise (i) thin strips of land to accommodate irrigation canal construction and access road improvement within irrigation schemes, or (ii) minor road widening to accommodate raised profiles and reduced slopes on verges when roads are rehabilitated to incorporate climate resilience and DRR measures. These strips of land may be acquired through voluntary donation, negotiated settlement, or involuntary land acquisition and resettlement for those not willing to donate land voluntarily. Since no involuntary resettlement is expected in the two representative subprojects, no land acquisition and resettlement plan is required, although two due diligence reports have been prepared. A resettlement framework has been prepared and will be used to (i) further screen and select subprojects during implementation, rejecting all category A subprojects; (ii) guide the preparation of land acquisition and resettlement plans where required; and (iii) conduct and report the due diligence required to establish voluntary land donation bona fides.
Indigenous Peoples An indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared. Only nine out of the 271 communes are inhabited by indigenous peoples. The indigenous peoples will benefit alongside majority communities, but efforts will be made to ensure their participation. The executing agencies will ensure that all ethnic minority groups in and around proposed subproject locations are (i) consulted on their willingness to participate and the suitability of the sites and subproject activities, and (ii) given an equal opportunity to participate in subproject activities including training. For the two representative subprojects, no indigenous peoples are present and no indigenous peoples plan is required. Screening will be conducted for all subprojects following procedures set out in the indigenous peoples planning framework, and if indigenous peoples are the sole or the overwhelming majority of direct project beneficiaries, and when only positive impacts are identified, the elements of an indigenous peoples plan could be included in the overall subproject design rather than in a separate indigenous peoples plan. If adverse impacts are expected, an indigenous peoples plan will be prepared.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with the executing agency and stakeholders of the original Tonle Sap Project were conducted to ensure continuity and further strengthening of the design of the additional financing.
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Dang, Thuy Trang
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
# 40 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development Secretariat
[email protected]
Ministry of Interior Norodom Blvd,
Sangkat Tonle Bassac,Khan
Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Sep 2016
Fact Finding 21 Apr 2017 to 05 May 2017
MRM 22 Jun 2017
Approval 25 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2018

Grant 0542-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2017 09 Jan 2018 04 Apr 2018 31 Jul 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.28 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.28 25 Sep 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Sep 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3570-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2017 09 Jan 2018 04 Apr 2018 31 Jul 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 51.73 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 45.73 25 Sep 2017 0.71 0.00 2%
Counterpart 6.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Sep 2017 0.33 0.00 1%

Loan 8331-CAM

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 10.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Provincial Livelihood Advisors Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2018 19 Mar 2018
Provincial Project Management Advisors Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2018 19 Mar 2018
Local Government Finance/Procurement Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2018 19 Mar 2018
Livelihood Improvement Group Support Firm - Consulting Closed 08 Nov 2017 12 Dec 2017
Finance Adviser Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Nov 2017 14 Nov 2017
Decentralization and Deconcentration Management Adviser Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Nov 2017 14 Nov 2017
Infrastructure Design and Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 08 Nov 2017 12 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found