The Asian Development Bank is working with Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam to improve the competitiveness of towns along Greater Mekong Subregion economic corridors. The second phase of the project is helping Cambodia carry out priority infrastructure projects and environmental improvements in towns in Kampot and Sihanoukville along the Southern Economic Corridor.
|Project Name||Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project|
|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||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||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 2012 2022 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 growth that is sustainable, inclusive, equitable and resilient; creating employment, including through improving competitiveness; promoting equity through reducing poverty and improving environmental sustainability, and promoting efficiency through further strengthening institutional capacity and governance, in the two towns of Kampot and Sihanoukville. (National Strategic Development Plan, 2014-2018a)|
|Description of Outcome||Improved urban services in the two participating towns|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Major change in scope approved in July 2021, to remove Sihanoukville from project's scope. Loan closing date has been extended up to 31 December 2023.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Priority urban infrastructure investments implemented
Institutional capacities for managing public investments strengthened
Community awareness on project activities and environmental sustainability improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Kampot WWTP and drainage contract signed in Sep 2019.
Kampot landfill contract signed in May 2021.
The consultants (particularly the international expert) will be re-mobilized to finalize the SLEDP once travel situation gets better (as travel is currently not possible due to the pandemic).
55 females trained.
144 females trained.
Only 22-25% females recruited across the PMU and 2 PIUs.
Campaigns commenced in Q2 2020, due to unavailability of env consultants. However, COVID-19 restrictions have further delayed these activities.
|Geographical Location||Nation-wide, Kampot Province, Sihanoukville|
|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.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Swain, Wei Kim|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SERD|
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Mr. Vong Pisith
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|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||21 Jul 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Nov 2015||22 Dec 2015||29 Feb 2016||30 Jun 2021||31 Dec 2023||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||38.10||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||33.00||13 Nov 2015||19.95||0.00||60%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||13 Nov 2015||9.46||0.00||29%|
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|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||20 Aug 2018||01 Oct 2018|
|Loan No. 3314-CAM: Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project [PMU/MPWT/CTDP-2/ICB/CW01]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||09 Aug 2018||20 Sep 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||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||CONSTRUCTION||2,149,108.93||2,149,108.93|
|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||CONSTRUCTION||9,968,776.79||9,968,776.79|
|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||CONSTRUCTION||7,991,808.84||7,991,808.84|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Greater Mekong Subregion Corridor Towns Development Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Oct 2018|