ADB is helping rehabilitate 113 kilometers of a national road in Cambodia’s northwest region, and upgrade its cross-border facility with Thailand. The project will improve National Road 56 from Sisophon to Samraong, the cross-border facility at O'smach, and include a road maintenance program, road safety program, and an HIV/AIDS and anti-human trafficking prevention and awareness program.
|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion: Cambodia Northwest Provincial Road Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proejct will assist the Government of Cambodia to improve the provincial national road network in northwestern Cambodia and the cross-border facility with Thailand. The proeject includes (i) improvement of National Road 56 (NR 56) (from Sisophon to Samraong, approximately 113 kilometers, (ii) improvement of the cross-border facility at O'smach, (iii) a road maintenance program, (iv) a road safety program, and (iv) an HIV prevention and anti-human trafficking program.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The NR56 is a major provincial road that traverses two provinces (Bantay Meanchy and Oddar Meanchey) in northwestern Cambodia, and also links the project area with the northeastern provinces of Thailand. Banteay Meanchey and Oddar Meanchey provinces are among the poorest provinces in Cambodia, and have high poverty levels. The provinces have strong potential for agriculture development (rice, vegetables, and fruit plantation) but the existing road infrastructure is inadequate fo sustainable rural development. The project road is a gravel road, the surface of which is severely degraded and is subject to flooding and thus impassable during the wet season. The land in the project area is underutilized; however, since 2006, the area has seen a gradual increase in contract farming from Thailand.
The project road links with NR 5, forming a feeder linlk to the Greater Mekong Subregion east-west economic corridor. The road also connects to NR 68 that links with Thailand at O'smach, a strategic border point with strong potential to promote subregional transport and trade between northwestern Cambodia and northeastern Thailand. Therefore, the proposed rehabilitation of NR 56 and the O'smach border facility will increase access to local markets, reduce travel times and vehicle operating costs, and increase tourism, leading to increased economic activity in the project area. Also by providing more direct routes to border crossings and links to major economic corridors, the Project will strengthen subregional cooperation between Cambodia and Thailand.
|Impact||Increased subregional transport and trade between Thailand and Cambodia|
|Description of Outcome||Increased transport efficiency in northwestern Cambodia|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Civil works for NR 56A is completed. The overall progress is 82.7%.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Project road rehabilitated
Cross-border facilities rehabilitated
Road maintenance program implemented
Road safety program functioning efficiently
HIV prevention and anti-human trafficking program implemented
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Civil works iof NR 56A completed in August 2014.
The Government was unable to acquire the land.
Maintenance of 9km section of NR6 from Siem Reap to Kralanh completed.
This component was split into consulting services and minor civil works.
Several outreach programs and community events on the awareness of HIV/AIDs.
|Geographical Location||O'Smach, Phumi Banteay Chhmar, Phumi Kouk Mon, Phumi Treas, Samraong, Serei Saophoan, Sisophon, Srok Banteay Ampil, Srok Samraong, Srok Svay Chek, Srok Thma Pok, Svay Chek|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consulting services for detailed design and implementation consultants ongoing satisfactory.|
|Procurement||International detailed design and implementation consultants estimated at 346 person-months(69 international and 277 person-months) will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Date, Shihiru|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Public Works and Transport (B)
H. E. Chhin Kong Hean
Project Management Unit
4th Floor, Eastern Bldg, Conner Norodom
Bldg, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia
|Concept Clearance||05 Mar 2009|
|Fact Finding||02 Feb 2009 to 10 Feb 2009|
|MRM||30 Mar 2009|
|Approval||24 Aug 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||09 Sep 2008|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Aug 2009||17 Sep 2009||25 Nov 2009||30 Jun 2014||31 Dec 2014||08 Sep 2015|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||47.89||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||16.26||24 Aug 2009||12.54||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||25.58||24 Aug 2009||12.63||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Cambodia: Greater Mekong Subregion: Cambodia Northwest Provincial Road Improvement Project Reference Number:||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2017|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Greater Mekong Subregion: Cambodia Northwest Provincial Road Improvement Project||Procurement Plans||Oct 2012|