Cambodia: Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project
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.
Gill, Anthony Robert
Southeast Asia Department
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|Project Name||Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project|
|Country / Economy||Cambodia
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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|
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||The project was making steady progress in achieving the project outcomes before COVID-19 outbreak as evidenced by the increase number of tourists in these three provinces. In 2020, the number of tourists in 2020: 1,665,002 in Kampot; 1,395,002 in Kep; and 460,094 in Koh Kong. (source: Annual Tourism Statistics Reports in 2020 from Department of Tourism of the three project provinces).|
|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)||
Last-mile tourism access infrastructure improved. Overall progress by taking into account preparation of detailed engineering design, bidding documents and other subproject activities is 93%. Work progress is satisfactory and about 88% of physical works was completed as of 31 December 2021.
Environmental services in cross-border tourism centers improved. Civil works completed. The plant has been formally handed over to Kep Provincial Hall. 32 restaurants and 320 vendors have access to improved sanitation.
Institutional capacity to promote inclusive tourism growth strengthened. The following activities have been undertaken or completed: (i) preparation of destination management plan (100%); (ii) implementation of heritage protection and interpretation program (100%); (iii) implementation of micro and small enterprise support program (100%); (iv) implementation of health, safety and tourism awareness programs (100%); (v) facilitating the establishment of public-private partnership (95%); (vi) implementation of national marketing and promotion program (100%); and (vii) implementation of programs to combat child exploitation and human trafficking (100%).
Effective project implementation and knowledge management. The following activities have been undertaken or completed: (i) establishment of project steering committees (100%); (ii) mobilization of consultants and procure PCU/PIU equipment (100%); (iii) implementing training on financial management (100%); (iv) trainings of PIU/PCU staff to implement comprehensive sex disaggregated PPMS, including safeguard monitoring (100%); (v) establishing and maintaining web-based knowledge center (100%); (vi) implementation of gender action plan (95%); (vii) implementation of GMS marketing and statistics harmonization programs (100%); (viii) implementation of ASEAN tourism standards program (100%); (ix) implementation of operation and maintenance plans with sustainable finance mechanisms (90%); and (x) updating baseline information and prepare end of project impact evaluation (95%).
|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||Gill, Anthony Robert|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Cambodia Resident Mission|
Ministry of Tourism
|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||25 Jan 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Nov 2014||18 Dec 2014||30 Mar 2015||30 Jun 2020||30 Jun 2022||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||18.77||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||18.00||23 Jan 2023||16.48||0.00||98%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||23 Jan 2023||16.76||0.00||99%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Final Project Evaluation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Mar 2021||06 Apr 2021|
|National Consultant for develop and produce of 12 Gender Inclusive Knowledge Products||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Mar 2021||12 Mar 2021|
|National Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Dec 2020||11 Dec 2020|
|National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Sep 2020||21 Sep 2020|
|National Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Sep 2020||21 Sep 2020|
|National Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Nov 2018||12 Nov 2018|
|National Tourism Destination Management and Training Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Nov 2018||12 Nov 2018|
|National Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Oct 2018||01 Nov 2018|
|International Tourism Specialist/Deputy Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||24 May 2018||30 May 2018|
|Loan No. 3194-CAM (SF) Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project [TIIG-CAM-ICB-W01]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||06 Dec 2017||17 Jan 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|PAYMENT FOR WILLIAM JAMES WILLIS||Loan 3194||29 Oct 2018||WILLIAM JAMES WILLIS | [email protected] AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA||Ministry of Tourism||169,176.00||169,176.00|
|PAYMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKSFOR JV SBPH AND CIENCO1||Loan 3194||23 Jul 2018||JV SBPH ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO.LTD | #25A, ST.432, PHNOM PENH [email protected] CAMBODIA||Ministry of Tourism||8,483,438.00||8,483,438.00|
|Various Expenditure from September to October 2016||Loan 3194||11 Apr 2017||Various | Various Cambodia||Ministry of Tourism||168,953.23||168,953.23|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Aug 2022|