ADB is helping build a marine ferry terminal and other facilities to boost tourism in southern Cambodia. The project will upgrade rural roads and wastewater management in areas with well-preserved Khmer and colonial architecture, including Kampot province and seaside towns in Kep and Koh Kong provinces. It will also improve tourist and environmental services, and support services for businesses.
|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development - Trade and services
Transport - Water transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Increased tourism employment for men and women living in underdeveloped segments of the GMS Southern Coastal Corridor.|
|Description of Outcome||Increased tourism receipts in Kampot, Kep and Koh Kong|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Business support, skill training and tourism promotion activities are progressing well and generally in accordance with the approved budget and work plan. Invitation for Bids for the Kep Crab Market Environmental Improvements contract package was advertised on 20 July 2017, and the bid closing date is on 21 August 2017.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Last-mile tourism access infrastructure improved
Environmental services in cross-border tourism centers improved
Institutional capacity to promote inclusive tourism growth strengthened
Effective project implementation and knowledge management
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. Detailed engineering design and bidding documents for Kampot Tourism Pier Development almost completed.
2. Invitation for Bids for Kep Crab Market Environmental Improvement was advertised on 20 July 2017, and the bid closing date is on 21 August 2017.
3. Three Provincial Tourism Management and Planning Committees, or the destination management organization (DMO) formed in all three project provinces.
4. PCU and PIUs established with staff possess knowledge and skills for effective project management. Equipment delivered to PCU and PIUs offices. Consultants mobilized and providing supports to the PCU and PIUs.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||All safeguards documents have been prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement (SPS, 2009). The safeguard categorization for environment B.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The safeguard categorization for involuntary resettlement is B.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The safeguard categorization for indigenous peoples is C.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The project team had conducted consultations with the project stakeholders during the project processing stage.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations with the project stakeholders regularly conducted during project implementation stage.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nida, Ouk|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Cambodia Resident Mission|
Ministry of Tourism
Lot 3A, St. 169, Sangkat Vealong, Khan 7 Makara,
|Concept Clearance||23 Nov 2012|
|Fact Finding||02 Nov 2013 to 31 Jan 2014|
|MRM||26 Aug 2014|
|Approval||24 Nov 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Jul 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Nov 2014||18 Dec 2014||30 Mar 2015||30 Jun 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||18.77||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||18.00||24 Nov 2014||2.54||0.00||15%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||24 Nov 2014||1.81||0.00||11%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth - Cambodia: Kep Crab Market Environmental Improvements Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Jul 2014|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kep Crab Market Environmental Improvements||Environmental Management Plans||Mar 2014|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot and Kep Provinces||Initial Environmental Examination||Mar 2014|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier Development Subproject||Environmental Management Plans||Mar 2014|
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ADB Loan for Marine Ferry Terminal in Kampot to Boost Southern TourismADB has approved an $18 million loan to build a marine ferry terminal and other infrastructure in southern Cambodia to open up new opportunities for tourism beyond current popular destinations like the famous temples of Angkor.