Cambodia: Medium-Voltage Sub-Transmission Expansion Sector Project (former name: Rural Electrification Project)

Sovereign Project | 42361-013 Status: Active

ADB is helping Cambodia deliver reliable and cost-effective grid electricity in five provinces. The project will construct 2,110 kilometers of 22 kilovolt sub-transmission lines to expand services in Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Kandal and Banteay Meanchey provinces. It will also improve the operations of power utility, Electricite du Cambodge.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nida, Ouk Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Medium-Voltage Sub-Transmission Expansion Sector Project (former name: Rural Electrification Project)
Project Number 42361-013
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2979-CAM: Medium-Voltage Sub-Transmission Expansion Sector Project (former name: Rural Electrification Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 45.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All capacity building and consulting services contracts awarded, except the Institutional Capacity Building contract, which is expected to be awarded in late May 2017
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Component 1: (i) Package 1 - contract awarded. As of 31 March 2017, 15,037 electrical poles had been installed and 132 km of conductor had been stringed; (ii) Package 2 - contract awarded on 5 April 2016. As of 31 March 2017, 90% of detailed engineering designs and drawings completed.

Component 2. (i) Project Implementation Consultant appointed and undertaking their services; (ii) Consultants provided supports for engineering designs and procurement, supervision of civil works, and implementation of social/environmental safeguards

Component 3: Accounting System Roll-Out contract for the roll-out of EDC's financial accounting and enterprise public utility organization management information system to its provincial branches awarded and being implemented; EDC's operational and financial capacity being improved.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The safeguard category for the project is B for environment. An initial environmental examination report with an environmental management plan and implementation budget has been prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and will be disclosed on ADB's website. No component of any of the three appraised subprojects is located in an environmentally sensitive or protected area, and adherence to good international construction practices will mitigate any potential impacts during construction. The main impact during preconstruction will be the clearing of unexploded ordnance in the project's sub-transmission corridor, and before civil works begin, a certified unexploded ordnance clearance certificate needs to be obtained.
Involuntary Resettlement The safeguard category for the project is B for involuntary resettlement. A resettlement plan with an estimated compensation budget has been prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and will be disclosed on ADB's website. No physical relocation will be required and, in this case, the term _resettlement_ relates to limited acquisition of livelihood trees and crops. Potential impacts will be limited to the installation of concrete poles using about 0.2 square meters of land and the stringing of conductors requiring the trimming of some tree branches. Some trees may need to be removed in a few villages and market areas. The estimated impact of tree removal is 1 tree per 2 km, including productive trees such as mango, palm, coconut, and tamarind.
Indigenous Peoples The safeguard category for the project is C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Refer to the Stakeholder Communication Strategy Matrix (Section IX, para E, page 40 of the Project Administration Manual (PAM))
During Project Implementation Refer to the Stakeholder Communication Strategy Matrix (Section IX, para E, page 40 of the Project Administration Manual (PAM))

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

C S 1A: Project Implementation Support, $3.2 m est., QCBS, 80/20, international firm, FTP

C S 2: Institutional Strengthening, $0.75 m est., QCBS, 80/20, international firm, FTP

C S 3: Accounting System Roll-Out, $1 m, SSS, international firm, contract extension

Procurement

Package 1: Supply and delivery of goods, construction and installation of 22 kV transmission lines in Kam;ong Cham, Kampong THom and Siem Reap Province, $31.53 m est., ICB

Package 2: Supply and delivery of goods, construction and installation of 22 kV transmission lines in Banteav Meanchey and Kandal, $8.2 m est., ICB

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nida, Ouk
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Electricite Du Cambodge
St 19 Watt Phnom, Daun Penh District
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2017

Grant 0468-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2015 26 May 2016 04 Nov 2016 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 09 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 2979-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2012 17 Jan 2013 28 Oct 2013 31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 56.29 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 45.00 14 Dec 2012 0.00 30.61 76%
Counterpart 11.29 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Dec 2012 0.00 15.57 39%

Loan 8264-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2012 08 Mar 2013 29 Oct 2013 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 14 Dec 2012 0.00 9.07 91%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Dec 2012 0.00 4.56 46%

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Procurement Plan