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Cambodia: Provincial Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48158-001 Status: Closed

The Project is aligned with (i) phase 3 of the government's rectangular strategy for growth, employment, equity, and efficiency; (ii) Cambodia's NSDP for 2014 2018; and (iii) Government plans to facilitate private sector partnerships, strengthen the management of publicly owned waterworks, and integrate urban water supply with urban environmental management. The project supports ADB's Water Operational Plan, 2011 2020 to improve the efficiency of water services. The PPTA will prepare a strategy and road map for Cambodia's urban water and sanitation sector. It also aligns with two of the three pillars of ADB's country partnership strategy for Cambodia, namely pillar 1 to strengthen rural, urban, and regional linkages through investments in water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services; and pillar 3 to support public sector management by helping to decentralize and expand public financial management capacity for the water supply and sanitation sector.

Project Details

Project Officer
White, Michael E. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Provincial Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Project Number 48158-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8982-CAM: Provincial Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Cooperation Fund for Project Preparation in the Greater Mekong Subregion and in Other Specific Asian Countries US$ 500,000.00
TA 8982-CAM: Provincial Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 50,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Project is aligned with (i) phase 3 of the government's rectangular strategy for growth, employment, equity, and efficiency; (ii) Cambodia's NSDP for 2014 2018; and (iii) Government plans to facilitate private sector partnerships, strengthen the management of publicly owned waterworks, and integrate urban water supply with urban environmental management. The project supports ADB's Water Operational Plan, 2011 2020 to improve the efficiency of water services. The PPTA will prepare a strategy and road map for Cambodia's urban water and sanitation sector. It also aligns with two of the three pillars of ADB's country partnership strategy for Cambodia, namely pillar 1 to strengthen rural, urban, and regional linkages through investments in water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services; and pillar 3 to support public sector management by helping to decentralize and expand public financial management capacity for the water supply and sanitation sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Since its reintegration into the international development community after elections in 1993, Cambodia has continued to rebuild and recover from a conflict-affected past, which included more than 20 years of war. Investment in the urban water and sanitation sector has centered primarily on Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city. Infrastructure and institutional development in provincial towns has suffered from inadequate levels of investment, relying mostly on official development assistance from numerous bilateral and multilateral development partners for financial support, including ADB.

Inadequate urban water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services are highly visible throughout the country resulting in (i) constrained economic growth and tourism development; (ii) inefficient services and high nonrevenue water; (iii) low levels of water supply and wastewater coverage; (iv) environmental degradation; and (v) poor health conditions, especially in poorer communities. The Department of Potable Water Supply (DPWS) under the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH) is responsible for the coordination, policy, and regulation of urban water supply in Cambodia. Urban sanitation is primarily the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) through its provincial departments and includes coordination, policy, and regulation. Separation of responsibilities for urban water supply and urban sanitation has resulted in a lack of coordination and integration of services countrywide, and the financial sustainability of sanitation has been severely affected

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The technical assistance (TA) was structured into two components (1) detailed technical studies for selected towns, including preliminary engineering designs and cost estimates, which is being undertaken by the CDIA TA Consultants, and (2) due diligence, safeguards, and project preparation, which is being undertaken by the project preparatory TA (PPTA) Consultants. To provide more advanced studies and designs to be developed ready for project preparation and safeguards assessments, preparation of activity (1) by the CDIA TA Consultants preceded that of (2) by about two months. The CDIA TA has been completed and Final Report delivered, which the PPTA Consultants have used to prepare the project design and complete the Draft Final Report, submitted on 20 February 2017. The final PWSSP comprises the four selected towns of Sihanoukville (sanitation), Battambang (water supply and sanitation), Siem Reap (sanitation), and Kampong Cham (water supply and sanitation). Other locations identified by the CDIA TA may be included in subsequent water supply and sanitation projects.
During Project Implementation

A joint Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD Loan Fact-finding Mission (the Mission) visited Phnom Penh from 27 February to 10 March 2017 for the preparation of the Provincial Water Supply and Sanitation Project (PWSSP), following completion of the draft final report for the project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA). The purpose of the Mission was to (i) participate in the final PPTA workshop on 27 February 2017; (ii) hold discussions with government officials and the current PPTA Consultant team; (ii) review the draft final report and associated documents; (iii) conduct site visits to the subproject sites, as needed; (iv) conduct due diligence for technical, economic, financial, governance, social and poverty, and safeguards (social and environmental) aspects for the project; (v) prepare a final draft Report and Recommendations to the President, including linked documents; (vi) discuss draft loan covenants with the government; and (vi) prepare and agree with the EA a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Various technical, financial, and safeguards issues were highlighted and discussed during the workshop. These were addressed during the course of the Mission and in subsequent discussions with the government during loan processing. The ensuing loan was approved by the Board on 7 December 2017 and advance actions for three major packages has commenced, with bidding commencing by February 2018.

The TA was completed in December 2017.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be engaged through a firm(s). The TA will require 4 positions and 16 person-months of international consulting services and 10 positions and 50 person-months of national consulting services. ADB/CDIA will select and engage consultants according to ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the selection and engagement of national consultants. The quality and cost-based selection method, using the quality cost ratio of 90:10 will be followed, since a high degree of technical quality is required. Short-technical proposals will be required.
Procurement Disbursements under the TA will be done in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, amended from time to time). The consultants may procure equipment through shopping according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, amended from time to time. The equipment procured will be transferred to the project management unit upon completion of the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer White, Michael E.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation
No. 45 Preah Norodom Blvd(41), 12005
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 28 Oct 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Jan 2018

TA 8982-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Oct 2015 05 Jan 2016 05 Jan 2016 31 Jan 2017 31 Jan 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
250,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 28 Oct 2015 740,609.56

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 8982 22 Jun 2016 Fraser Thomas Partners Ltd. (New Zealand) in association with CAMCONSULT Co., Ltd 152 Kolmar Road (PO Box 23 273) Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand Ministry of Industry and Handicraft 650,000.00

Procurement Plan

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