Cambodia : Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project

Sovereign Project | 46293-004

Project Name
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project
Project Number
46293-004
Country / Economy
  • Cambodia
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3194-CAM: Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth - Cambodia
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 18.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
  • 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
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
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
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).

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)

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%).

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
C
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.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Gill, Anthony Robert
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Cambodia Resident Mission (CARM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Tourism

Timetable

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

Funding

Loan 3194-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2014 18 Dec 2014 30 Mar 2015 30 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2022 25 Nov 2022
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 18.77
ADB 18.00
Counterpart 0.77
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Mar 2023 16.76 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Mar 2023 16.76 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2023
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2022
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Updated Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jan 2022
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Updated Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2020
GMS Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2019
GMS Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2018
GMS Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2017
GMS Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (30 March-31 December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2016
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Project Data Sheet (Khmer Translation) Translated PDS Apr 2015
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for GMS Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Dec 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth - Cambodia Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Mar 2014

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
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier and Kep Crab Market Subprojects Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier and Kep Crab Market Subprojects Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier and Kep Crab Market Subprojects Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier Development Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Mar 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot and Kep Subprojects Environmental and Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Environmental and Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January 2019-June 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kep Crab Market Environmental Improvements Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Nov 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kep Crab Market Resettlement Due Diligence Report (Updated) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier Resettlement Due Diligence Report (Updated) Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kep and Kampot Pier Subprojects Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier Development Sub-Project, Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jul 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kep Subproject Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jun 2018
Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kep Crab Market Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Dec 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2017
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kep Crab Market Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jan 2017
Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Initial Environmental Impact Assessment Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2016
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
GMS Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot and Kep Provinces Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2014
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Kampot Pier Development Subproject Environmental Management Plans Mar 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Final Project Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Consultant for develop and produce of 12 Gender Inclusive Knowledge Products Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Tourism Destination Management and Training Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Tourism Specialist/Deputy Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Loan No. 3194-CAM (SF) Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project [TIIG-CAM-ICB-W01] Invitation for Bids Closed

Contracts Awarded

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

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2022