Cambodia : Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project

Sovereign Project | 46443-002

The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project (the project) represents the second phase of the ongoing GMS Corridor Towns Development Project in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. It supports the first four strategic thrusts of the GMS Strategic Framework 20122022 namely (i) strengthening infrastructure linkages; (ii) facilitating cross-border trade, investment, and tourism; (iii) enhancing private sector participation and competitiveness; and (iv) developing human resources. The focus on corridor town development follows an approach that will maximize the economic benefits of increased trade and traffic flows along the major transport corridors in the GMS with the expected positive impacts resulting from accelerated investments in strategically located towns and cities, and added value on economic growth through development oriented on green growth and climate resilience.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Chung, Sorin
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Cambodia
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Project Number
46443-002
Country / Economy
  • Cambodia
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3314-CAM: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 33.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project (the project) represents the second phase of the ongoing GMS Corridor Towns Development Project in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. It supports the first four strategic thrusts of the GMS Strategic Framework 20122022 namely (i) strengthening infrastructure linkages; (ii) facilitating cross-border trade, investment, and tourism; (iii) enhancing private sector participation and competitiveness; and (iv) developing human resources. The focus on corridor town development follows an approach that will maximize the economic benefits of increased trade and traffic flows along the major transport corridors in the GMS with the expected positive impacts resulting from accelerated investments in strategically located towns and cities, and added value on economic growth through development oriented on green growth and climate resilience. The objective is to strengthen competitiveness of the GMS economic corridors through environmental infrastructure.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Towns along the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC) which links Thailand with southern Viet Nam through Cambodia are well positioned to serve as dynamic centers of investment and economic growth. The strategic location of the corridor towns provides the stimulus for increased trade and investment. Access to markets will provide many incentives for local economies in the hinterlands of the corridor towns. Given these development opportunities, and with the rapid growth of the urban population and expansion of these areas, several corridor towns are now facing demands for urban infrastructure and essential support services, including Kampot and Sihanoukville. The participating corridor towns in Cambodia, Kampot and Sihanoukville, continue to face the urgent task of coping with the demands of expanding urban areas. The local authorities want to plan and manage urban growth using an integrated approach, operate and maintain urban environmental and economic infrastructure and efficiently deliver municipal services. Kampot is a provincial capital and; an agricultural, commercial and service center and a regional tourism center. Its strategic location provides excellent road based connections in the SEC and to Phnom Penh the capital city. There are significant opportunities for increased economic activities and investments. Sihanoukville is a regional center and provincial capital with a rapidly expanding economy and significant levels of urbanization. Its success is built around investment in strategic infrastructure, including an international port, an airport and a special economic zone, coupled with a beach environment that has given the town an international resort status. The project is in line with the ADB Country Partnership Strategy for Cambodia, ADB's Urban Operational Plan; the GrEEEn Cities Approach; ADB's Water Operational Plan; the GMS Strategic Framework; and the GMS Regional Investment Framework Implementation Plan (2014-2018). The towns under this project were selected and prioritized under the GMS Regional Investment Framework, as key towns located along the GMS economic corridors.
Impact

Promoting high economic growth by focusing on inclusive and sustainable development, and strengthening urbanization management and environmental sustainability, as well as readiness to respond to climate change (National Strategic Development Plan, 2019-2023)

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Improved urban services

Progress Toward Outcome
Major change in scope to to remove Sihanoukville from project's scope has been approved. Loan has been extended until 31 Dec 2023.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Priority urban infrastructure investments implemented

Institutional capacities for managing public investments strengthened

Community awareness of project activities and environmental sustainability improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Total of 1,252 (436=35% females) workers were employed. For O&M, the project's O&M manuals specify the employment of the required % of women workers. Construction of CW01 Kampot Wastewater Treatment Plant and Urban Drainage was completed on 8 September 2023. Handover was on 15 December 2023. Construction of CW02 Kampot landfill has been completed and the facilities were handed over to the provincial government on 30 May 2023. Training was provided to 108 persons. 87 of the participants were waste pickers, consisting of 65 females (74%).The training on Livelihood Improvement to waste pickers engaged 87 (65 = 74% females) waste pickers and 21 (2 females) PIUs and local authorities, in total they were 108 participants. There were 632 (219=35% females) attendees at the community awareness and dissemination campaigns.
Geographical Location
Nation-wide, Kampot Province, Sihanoukville

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
B
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The project is not expected to have irreversible adverse environmental impacts. Mitigation measures for identified impacts related to siting, design, construction, and operation have been incorporated in environment management plans. In addition, potential impacts of climate change and natural hazards (e.g., flooding and earthquake) on the project are recommended for integration into the design and engineering stage as feasible and appropriate.
Involuntary Resettlement
Land acquisition and resettlement is anticipated for the Kampot wastewater and drainage sub-project, for which a resettlement plan has been prepared. Some resettlement is expected for a portion of the drainage works where properties were found to be encroaching the drainage line. No resettlement impacts for the landfill in Kampot; land was acquired through negotiated land purchase.
Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples safeguards are not triggered by any project component.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Key stakeholders, who are essential to engage to achieve project objectives and lessen project specific risks and challenges, have been identified. Stakeholders include: (i) government agencies responsible for the design, management, and implementation of the project; (ii) companies who provide essential urban infrastructure services and facilities, principally for solid waste collection; (iii) urban residents and businesses; and (iv) local media. A stakeholder communications strategy and participation plan were developed to inform and support community development, enhance government agency capacity to manage project outcome, enhance the role of the private sector operators, enhance project benefits and mitigate negative impacts.
During Project Implementation
The stakeholder communications strategy and participation plan are being implemented as part of project implementation.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Chung, Sorin
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Timetable

Concept Clearance
06 Jan 2015
Fact Finding
28 May 2015 to 03 Jun 2015
MRM
18 Aug 2015
Approval
13 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
24 Apr 2024

Funding

Loan 3314-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Nov 2015 22 Dec 2015 29 Feb 2016 30 Jun 2021 31 Dec 2023 08 Apr 2024
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 38.10
ADB 33.00
Counterpart 5.10
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 31.47 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 31.47 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
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2024
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Updated Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Dec 2023
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2023
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Amendments to the Loan Agreement for Loan 3314-CAM: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jul 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Revised Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Updated Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Jun 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Major Change in Project Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Jun 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2020
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2019
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2018
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (29 February 2016-31 December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2017
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3314-CAM: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Dec 2015
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2015
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2015
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2015
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2013
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2013

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
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Wastewater Collection and Treatment and Urban Drainage and Landfill in Kampot Town Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2023
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Wastewater Collection and Treatment and Urban Drainage and Landfill in Kampot Town Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2023
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports May 2023
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports May 2023
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Wastewater Collection and Treatment and Urban Drainage and Landfill in Kampot Town Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage (CW01) Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jul 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Wastewater Collection & Treatment and Urban Drainage in Kampot Town Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage (CW01) Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Feb 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (September 2019-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Construction of Kampot Landfill Subproject (CW02) Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Feb 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Landfill Subproject Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2022
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Construction of Kampot Landfill Subproject (CW02) Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Dec 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Landfill Subproject Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Construction of Kampot Landfill - VO1 Additional Works (CW02) Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Wastewater Collection & Treatment and Urban Drainage in Kampot Town Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: CW01 Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage (VO3 Further Rehabilitation of Existing Open Canal Line 4b) Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage (CW01) Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Oct 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jan 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Wastewater Collection & Treatment and Urban Drainage in Kampot Town Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Nov 2020
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Landfill Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2020
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Landfill Subproject (CW02) Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Oct 2020
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (October 2019-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Wastewater Collection & Treatment and Urban Drainage in Kampot Town Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2019-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Sihanoukville Subproject Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2019
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Wastewater Collection and Treatment, and Drainage and Sewerage (CW01) Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Sep 2019
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Subproject Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2019
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Sihanoukville Urban Drainage Works (CW03) Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Sep 2019
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Kampot Subproject Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2019
Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project (Cambodia): Safeguards Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2016
Cambodia - Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project, Kampot Subproject: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2015
Cambodia - Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project, Kampot and Sihanoukville Towns: Combined Initial Environmental Examination (August 2015) and Environmental Management Plans (June 2015) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2015

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3314-CAM: Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project [PMU/MPWT/CTDP-2/ICB/CW03] Invitation for Bids Closed
Loan No. 3314-CAM: Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project [PMU/MPWT/CTDP-2/ICB/CW01] Invitation for Bids Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSTRUCTION OF LANDFILL IN KAMPOT Loan 3314 09 Jun 2021 HENG SAMBAT CO., LTD. IMPORT EXPORT | PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA Ministry of Public Works and Transport 2,149,108.93 2,149,108.93
CWO3:CONSTRUCTION OF SIHANOUKVILLE URBAN DRAINAGE Loan 3314 11 Apr 2019 MTA CONSTRUCTION CO LTD & NO 203 RESEARCH | CHINA AND CAMBODIA CAMBODIA Ministry of Public Works and Transport 7,991,808.84 7,991,808.84
KAMPOT WASTEWATER COLLECTION AND TREATMENT, AND DRAINAGE AND SEWERAGE Loan 3314 27 Sep 2019 SBPH ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO., LDT. JV | ENGINEERING (GROUP) CO.,LTD. CAMBODIA CAMBODIA Ministry of Public Works and Transport 9,968,776.79 9,968,776.79

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2024