Cambodia: Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project

Sovereign Project | 46009-001 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Cambodia restore key infrastructure in provinces that were damaged by the 2011 flood. The project will rehabilitate national, provincial, and rural roads, including bridges and culverts. It will also restore irrigation and flood control facilities.

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Project Name Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project
Project Number 46009-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0285-CAM: Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project
Government of Australia US$ 5.25 million
Loan 2852-CAM: Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 55.00 million
Grant 0285-CAM: Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (Additional Financing)
Government of Australia US$ 6.68 million
Loan 3125-CAM: Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (Additional Financing)
Asian Development Fund US$ 75.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will rehabilitate infrastructure (national, provincial, and rural roads and irrigation facilities) damaged by the 2011 flood to be implemented from April 2012 to March 2015.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB received high level request from the Royal Government of Cambodia to provide emergency assistance to rehabilitate flood damaged infrastructure.
Impact

Current Project

Economic and social recovery from the 2011 floods in project provinces

Overall project

Economic and social recovery from the 2011 and 2013 floods in the project provinces accelerated

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Current Project

Restoration of critical public and social infrastructure assets to their original standards or better

Overall project

Reconstruction of critical infrastructure to restore livelihoods and access and protect against future flooding

Progress Toward Outcome

Current Project:

Output 1: National and Provincial Roads Restoration. All ten contracts have been completed. These include the reconstruction of 2.8 km of detour road/dyke in Prey Veng, 8.5 km of provincial road (PR) 270 in Kampong Cham; 8.1 km of PR 270; 34.4 km of PR 159 in Banteay Meanchey; and reconstruction of 14 bridges.

Output 2: Rural Roads Restoration. All five Stage 2 contracts for the reconstruction of 275.2 km of rural roads have been completed. All five Stage 3 contracts, which provide laterite surfacing of 175.9 km of rural roads and rehabilitation of 165 structures have also been completed.

Output 3: Irrigation and Flood Control. All twenty subprojects have been completed. Together, all subprojects are capable of irrigating 25,371 ha, equivalent to 101% of the targeted irrigated areas of 25,000 ha.

Additional Financing:

The Project is on track and continues to make a very good progress with a total of 48 contracts (39 civil works, 4 consulting services, and 5 equipment contracts) have been awarded for a total values of $69.33 million, which accounts for 94% for the allocated fund. Two additional civil work packages, MOWRAM-CW12 and CW13 have been added. CW 12 has been awarded, while CW 13 is under procurement process. As of Q3, 2016, physical progress was estimated at 89% against the elapsed time of 71%. All Stage 2 civil works have been completed. Under Stage 3, all 23 civil works packages have been awarded and overall civil works are almost completed.

-Output1: National and Provincial Roads Rehabilitated. All three Stage 2 contracts have been completed. The seven contracts under stage 3 have been awarded. Three contracts have been completed while the remaining 4 contracts experience delays. The overall progress of the construction works is estimated at 73%.

-Output 2: Rural Road Rehabilitated. Four stage 2 contracts that habilitated 114.7 km of laterite road and structures have been completed well ahead of schedule and defect liability certificate have been issued. For stage 3, eight contracts for the construction of 141.90 km of rural roads have been awarded. The overall progress of the construction works is estimated at 98%.

-Output 3: Irrigation and Flood Management. Construction works of Stage 2 subprojects have been completed by May 2015 and they defect liability period has lapsed except CW 3b which is under defect liability period. Stage 3 civil works consist of 9 subproject and divides into eight contract packages and 1 package of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and hydromet installation. All contract packages have been awarded As of June 2016. The installation of AWS and hydromet has also been completed. Two additional packages, CW12 and CW13 were added. CW 12 has been awarded while CW13 is under procurement process. Together, Stage 2 and Stage 3 subprojects will be capable of irrigating 70,394 ha. which are equivalent to about 188% of the targeted irrigated areas.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1: Current project: National and provincial roads damaged by floods (including bridges and culverts) rehabilitated and reconstructed

Output 2: Current project: Rural roads damaged by floods (including bridges and culverts) rehabilitated and reconstructed

Output 3: Current project: Irrigation facilities rehabilitated and reconstructed

Output 4: Current project: Project managed and monitored efficiently

Output 1: Overall project: unchanged

Output 2: Overall project: unchanged

Output 3: Overall project: Irrigation facilities rehabilitated and flood management improved

Output4: Overall project: unchanged

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Civil works for Stage 2 which consist of seven subprojects have been completed and the defect liability period was lapsed except CW 3b which are under defect liability period. The total contract value of the Stage 2 six contracts was $4.85 million.

Stage 3 civil works consists of nine subprojects which were packed into eight contract packages and one package of the installation of 8 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and 10 hydromet stations. The contract amount of the nine packages totaled $12.02 million. Two packages consist of CW12 and CW13 were added to the original 9 subprojects. CW12 was been awarded in July 2016 and under construction while CW13 is in procurement process.

Construction works for five packages, MOWRAM-CW01B, CW06 Lot 1, CW07, CW10, CW11 have been completed and are under defect liability. CW06 Lot 2 has been completed and the defect liability certificate was issued on 19 Aug 2016. The overall progress of CW08 and CW09 is 69% and 90% respectively, while CW12 is behind schedule of 8% against target of 23%. MOWRAM has been closely monitoring the progress. Together, Stage 2 and 3 subprojects will be capable of irrigating 70,394 ha which are equivalent to about 188% of the target irrigated areas of this output.

The installation of eight AWS and ten hydrological stations have been completed. The hydrological data obtaining from AWS and hydromet stations have been uploaded into MOWRAM website. The training to PIU staff has also been provided by the supplier.

Data not yet available

In Stage 2, reconstruction of bridge in Prey Veng, reconstruction of Baray Lex Bridge at Km 88 on NR 11, and reconstruction of Koh Roka bridge in Kampong Cham completed. In Stage 3, 5 bridges along National Road (NR) 11, 6 bridges and 4 box culverts along Provincial Road (PR) 270 in Kampong Cham province also completed.

Around 30% of unskilled labor hired are women.

2.8 km of DBST detour road/dyke in Prey Veng and 8.5 km of PR270 in Kampong Cham completed; 8.1 km of PR 270 paved with DBST completed; 34.4 km of PR 159 in Banteay Meanchey province completed in July 2015.

All five Stage 2 contracts for reconstruction of 275.2 km of rural roads completed. All five Stage 3 contracts, which entail placement of laterite on 175.9 km of rural roads and rehabilitation of 165 structures also completed.

Roughness index of 7 achieved for all laterite re-habilitated roads

Around 35.3% of unskilled labor hired are women.

Civil works construction of Stage 2 and Stage 3 subprojects have been completed by March 2015. The 20 subprojects of Stage 2 and 3 will be capable of irrigating 25,408 ha, equivalent to 101% of the targeted irrigated areas of 25,000 ha. The total costs for both stage-2 and stage-3 civil works are $9.88 million. The average cost per hectare is about $418.

About 25% of women have been employed as unskilled labor.

Progress is on track.

Sex-disaggregated data has been collected.

Key PIU staff have been participated in training on gender mainstreaming in infrastructure projects.

The construction of 77.6 kmof national and provincial roads under original project (FDERP) was completed and the construction of estimated 114.1 km of national and provincial roads are 80% completed. Under FDERP-AF, Civil works under all three Stage 2 contracts , which were awarded in July 2014, were almost completed and under the defects liability period. CW9b and CW11/12 contracts were completed on 15 June 2015, and on 3 September 2015, respectively, except CW 10a which is nearly complete, due to the repair of unanticipated deep cracks in four locations close to the river bank. Under Stage 3, all seven contracts have been awarded. The overall stage 3 construction progresses is 73% as of Q3, 2016 and physical progress is expected to improve in dry season, next quarter. 3 contracts, MPWT-CW13/15/16 have been completed and under defect liability period. The progress of remaining 4 contracts, MPWT-CW9a/10b/10c/CW14 are behind schedule especially CW9a which is very slow, 41% against target of 91%. MPWT I is closely monitoring the progress.

The construction of 5 bridges under FDERP was completed. Under FDERP-AF, 4 bridges are under construction with 60% completed. Under FDERP-AF, CW9b: Reconstruction of Prek Chiek Bridge on provincial road 270 in Kampong Cham was awarded on July 2014 and the work has been fully completed and the defect liability period was also lapsed as of 15 June 2016.

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The construction of 450 km of rural roads under FDERP was completed. The construction of estimated 256.60 km under FDERP-AF is 98% completed. Under FDERP-AF, all four Stage 2 contracts for the reconstruction of 114.7 km of laterite road in the target provinces including 4 box culverts and 20 pipe culverts, were completed. Installation of traffic signs was also completed, and defect liability certificates have been issued. For Stage 3, eight contracts for the reconstruction of 141.90 km of rural roads (and bridges/culverts) in the target provinces including 44.31 km of concrete pavement, were awarded in May/June 2015. MRD-CW14, CW16a, CW16b were completed on 13 Jun 2016, 15 July 2016, and 21 Sept 2016 respectively. The remaining 5 contracts, MRD-CW13a, CW13b, CW 15a, 15b, CW17 are progressing well ahead of schedule and almost complete.

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Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) for roads and irrigation sub-projects have been prepared. EMPs have been incorporated into the civil works bidding documents and in the contracts. The initial environmental examinations (IEEs) have also been prepared. The EA/IAs, consultants and ADB Project team are monitoring implementation of EMPs closely.
Involuntary Resettlement A resettlement framework was prepared prior to project approval. The subprojects approved so far are classified as Category C for involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The Project is not affecting indiginous people as defined under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project team have had numerious consultations with relevant government ministries, including the National Committee for Disaster Management, and selected development partners during the Reconnaissance Mission in December and Fact-finding mission in January-Feb 2012.
During Project Implementation The project team have conducted consultations with the relevant Government ministries and project beneficiaries during project review missions and site visits.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nida, Ouk
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development
[email protected]
169 Corner Road Soviet Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology
364 Monivong Blvd, Khan Chamkamorn Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Ministry of Economy and Finance
[email protected]
Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh City
Cambodia
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
[email protected]
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 09 Jan 2012
Fact Finding 26 Jan 2012 to 10 Feb 2012
MRM 29 Feb 2012
Approval 27 Mar 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Oct 2016

Grant 0285-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Mar 2012 04 Apr 2012 14 May 2012 30 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 11.93 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 27 Mar 2012 0.00 11.86 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 11.93 27 Mar 2012 0.00 11.25 94%

Loan 2852-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Mar 2012 04 Apr 2012 14 May 2012 30 Sep 2015 - 10 Mar 2016
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 61.93 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 55.00 27 Mar 2012 50.87 0.00 99%
Counterpart 6.93 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Mar 2012 51.64 0.00 100%

Loan 3125-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Apr 2014 23 Apr 2014 30 May 2014 30 Sep 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 75.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 75.00 11 Apr 2014 63.98 0.00 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Apr 2014 46.66 0.00 69%
Title Document Type Document Date
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing: Audited Project Financial Statements (23 April-31 December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2015
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (Additional Financing) Gender Action Plans Apr 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (Additional Financing) Project/Program Administration Manual Apr 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (Additional Financing) Reports and Recommendations of the President Apr 2014
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Apr 2014
Grant Agreement for Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing Grant Agreement Apr 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project Procurement Plans Feb 2013
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project : Quarterly Progress Report (October - December 2012) Executing Agency Progress Reports Jan 2013
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Location Map of Flood Damaged Rural Roads in Kampong Thom Province Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project : Quarterly Progress Report (July - September 2012) Executing Agency Progress Reports Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Location Map of Flood Damaged Rural Roads in Banteay Meanchey Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Location Map of Flood Damaged Rural Roads in Kampong Cham Province Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Location Map of Flood Damaged Rural Roads in Prey Veng Province Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Location map of flood damaged irrigation system in Prey Veng province (Khmer) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Location map of Flood Damaged Rural Roads in Siem Reap Province Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Layout Map of Flood Damaged Toul Skea Irrigation Canal in Prey Veng province (Khmer) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Location Map of Flood Damaged Irrigation System in Five Provinces (Khmer) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Oct 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project : Quarterly Progress Report (June 2012) Executing Agency Progress Reports Jun 2012
Cambodia Post-Flood Relief and Recovery Survey 2012 Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA May 2012
Grant Agreement for Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project Grant Agreement Apr 2012
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Apr 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Labor and Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Mar 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Mar 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project Project/Program Administration Manual Mar 2012

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-March 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (October-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-September 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project - Additional Financing: Laterite Road in Battambang Province Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-March 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Semi-Annual Resettlement Monitoring Report (July - December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (Additional Financing) Resettlement Frameworks Jan 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (Additional Financing) Resettlement Frameworks Jan 2014
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2013
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Semi-Annual Resettlement Monitoring Report (January - June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2013
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Resettlement Annual Report 2012 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: First Annual Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Stage 3 Sub-projects Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Stage 2 Sub-Project (CW1, CW2 & CW3) Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: National, Provincial and Rural Road Restoration Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Irrigation Restoration Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Feb 2012
Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Feb 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Flood Tracker

Workers begin laying foundation-stone for a newly constructed bridge in Kampong Cham province.
Workers begin laying foundation-stone for a newly constructed bridge in Kampong Cham province.

The flooding of the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap hit Cambodia hard in 2011. 18 out of 24 provinces in the country experienced inundation, 250 people died, and more than 1.7 million were affected. More than 400,000 hectares (ha) of rice crops were affected of which almost 230,000 ha were severely damaged or destroyed (9.3% of the cultivated area). 1,675 livestock were lost, and more than 70,000 drinking water wells were contaminated.

The floods caused $625 million worth of losses and damages, with infrastructure damage pegged at $376 million - including roads (national, provincial, and rural); irrigation facilities; water supply and sanitation facilities; schools; and health centers.

The flooding posed a serious challenge to development and the livelihoods of people; particularly on the poor and socially disadvantaged, such as women and children.

The $60 million Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (FDERP) will rebuild 524 kilometers of roads, six bridges and 26 irrigation systems in six severely-affected provinces, including Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, and Siem Reap. The project will improve access to market and social services, restore people's livelihoods by increasing agriculture productivity and help strengthen disaster management systems at all levels. The project will provide short-term employment and much-needed income to poor women and men through jobs on rehabilitating damaged roads and irrigation infrastructure.

20 October 2015: Updates on Project Progress

Output 1: National and Provincial Roads Restoration. All ten contracts have been completed. These include the reconstruction of 2.8 km of detour road/dyke in Prey Veng, 8.5 km of provincial road (PR) 270 in Kampong Cham; 8.1 km of PR 270; 34.4 km of PR 159 in Banteay Meanchey; and reconstruction of 14 bridges.

Output 2: Rural Roads Restoration. All five Stage 2 contracts for the reconstruction of 275.2 km of rural roads have been completed. All five Stage 3 contracts, which provide laterite surfacing of 175.9 km of rural roads and rehabilitation of 165 structures have also been completed.

Output 3: Irrigation and Flood Control. All twenty subprojects have been completed. Together, all subprojects are capable of irrigating 25,371 ha, equivalent to 101% of the targeted irrigated areas of 25,000 ha.

  View photos.

20 January 2015: Climate-proof Roads for Cambodia's Western Region (Video)

19 February 2013: Latest Project Photos

The newly constructed bridge in Kampong Cham province.
The newly constructed bridge in Kampong Cham province will provide better access to markets, schools, and social services.
Better transportation for communities in Kampong Cham province.
The construction of the bridge will provide better transportation for communities in Kampong Cham province that will enable them to improve their livelihood.

25 October 2012: Location Maps of Flood Damaged Areas

10 September 2012: ADB releases up-to-date factsheets on progress of the Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project.

05 September 2012: ADB organizes Media Tour of Reconstructed Infrastructure

ADB accompanied more than 20 media representatives to view the reconstructed flood-damaged rural roads, bridges, dikes and irrigation schemes under the Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project in Kampong Cham and Prey Veng provinces. See the media guide.

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04 September 2012: ADB Briefs Media on the Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project for Press Trip

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday held a briefing with 20 journalists about an upcoming press trip to view progress of the Flood Damage Emergency Reconstruction Project (FDERP), a joint project of ADB and the governments of Australia and Cambodia.

The press trip on 5 September 2012 will take journalists to Kampong Cham and Prey Veng provinces to see the $1.25 million reconstruction of a road and a bridge known as KC1B, the $3.38 million rehabilitation of a dyke and bridge known as CW1, and the $1.96 million reconstruction of another bridge known as CW2.

The $67.18 million FDERP will rebuild or repair 524 kilometers of roads, six bridges and 26 irrigation systems in six provinces severely affected by the 2011 floods, including Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, and Siem Reap.

"The rehabilitation of roads, bridges and irrigation schemes will not only improve agricultural productivity and access to markets and social services, it will also provide short-term employment opportunity to poor women and men" said Peter Brimble, Deputy Country Director of ADB Cambodia Resident Mission at the briefing. 

FDERP is a three-year project, concluding in 2015, with a $55 million in concession loan from ADB, a $5.25 million grant from the Government of Australia, and $6.93 million from the Cambodian government.