Cambodia: Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46293-004 Status: Active

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 Number 46293-004
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3194-CAM: Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth - Cambodia
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 18.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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.
Project Outcome
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.
Implementation Progress
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.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Tourism
Lot 3A, St. 169, Sangkat Vealong, Khan 7 Makara,
Phnom Penh
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

Loan 3194-CAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 0.77 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2014 1.81 0.00 11%

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