Cambodia: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50102-002

The project will improve urban environmental infrastructure in Battambang, Serei Saophoan, and Stueng Saen three provincial cities around the Tonle Sap lake. It will also improve the institutional effectiveness of stakeholders to provide sustainable services and support an improved policy and planning environment for urban drainage, wastewater, and solid waste management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Nash, Alexander D.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Cambodia
  • Modality
    • Grant
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project
Project Number 50102-002
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0591-CAM: Tonle Sap Urban Development II
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 1.27 million
Loan 3684-CAM: Tonle Sap Urban Development II
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 87.73 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will improve urban environmental infrastructure in Battambang, Serei Saophoan, and Stueng Saen three provincial cities around the Tonle Sap lake. It will also improve the institutional effectiveness of stakeholders to provide sustainable services and support an improved policy and planning environment for urban drainage, wastewater, and solid waste management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Tonle Sap basin is home to about a third of Cambodia's population, and nearly half of its population depends on the lake's resources, particularly its fish, for livelihood. The basin hosts one of the most productive inland fisheries in the world, contributing about 60% of the country's total production. Between 1998 and 2013, Cambodia's urban population growth rate of about 4% (one of the highest in Southeast Asia), combined with unprecedented rural urban migration, has led to significant growth in the basin's cities. The three project cities in the largely rural region together with Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, and Siemreap are key for economic growth in the basin and their development is linked to the surrounding environment.

Rapid urbanization has resulted in significant environmental impact, including pollution, on the basin, which is designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) biosphere reserve. While flooding is important for maintaining the basin's ecosystem services, severe flooding can cause damage to life and infrastructure and exacerbate pollution, as receding floodwaters leave accumulated solid and liquid waste. The basin's urban areas are located next to rivers and are sensitive to climate change, with most experiencing flooding during the wet season.

Impact Sustainable, inclusive, equitable, and resilient growth achieved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Urban services improved in participating cities
Progress Toward Outcome Project is ongoing. The Project Management Consultant (PMC) and several individual consultants are supporting the implementing agency with all project-related activities (detailed design, preparation of bidding documents, construction supervision).
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Urban environmental infrastructure improved

Institutional effectiveness improved

Policy and planning environment improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Contracts for wastewater treatment plants in Stueng Saen, Battambang and Serei Saophoan have already been awarded; works are ongoing.Contracts for sewerage system in Stueng Saen, Battambang and Serei Saophoan have already been awarded; works are ongoing.Contracts for drainage systems in Stueng Saen and Serei Saophoan have already been awarded; works are ongoing. Landfill packages in Battambang and Stueng Saen already awarded. Detailed engineering design for landfill package in Serei Saophoan is still ongoing.
Geographical Location Battambang, Serei Saophoan, Stueng Saen
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is Category B for Environment. The wastewater treatment plants, construction of new controlled landfills and closure of existing landfills will reduce soil, groundwater and surface water pollution. Improved drainage and increased climate resilience will reduce flood impacts and improve urban sanitation and hygiene. The initial environmental examination (IEE) identified potential negative construction environmental impacts that are localized and short-term, such as access and traffic disruption, noise, dust, waste and wastewater management. The IEE has been updated following detailed engineering design for each subproject. Potential negative operational environmental impacts may result from poor or inadequate operation and maintenance practice, in relation to leachate, gas and sludge management, quality of effluent discharges and associated community health and safety risks. The sites selected for the proposed infrastructure will avoid impacts on sensitive environmental receptors. Construction and operational impacts can be prevented or minimized to an acceptable degree through effective implementation of environment management plans.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is Category B for involuntary resettlement impacts as it will involve acquisition of privately owned lands, temporary and limited permanent impacts on incomes due to loss of access to lands for farming. No physical relocation is expected. For sub-projects where the sites are certain, Resettlement Plans (RPs) have been (or will be) prepared in accordance with the ADB's SPS (2009) and government laws. For any sub-projects that require land acquisition, the sites will be acquired by government based on sound engineering designs. For these sub-projects, a Resettlement Framework (RF) was prepared to (i) screen and select subproject sites that remain to be identified; and (ii) guide preparation of RPs after completion of the detailed engineering design in compliance with the approved RF. The RPs will be submitted to ADB for review before any contracts are awarded and implemented prior to civil works commencement.
Indigenous Peoples The project is category B for Indigenous Peoples. The Poverty and Social Assessment confirmed the presence of Cham and Vietnamese ethnic minorities residing within the larger project service area. There are, however, no indigenous peoples (IPs) residing in these areas. Although the subprojects with identified sites will not adversely affect the ethnic minorities, and beneficial impacts are expected from the project, an Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework (IPPF) has been prepared and disclosed per the ADB's SPS (2009). The IPPF will guide the IP impact screening for any new sites.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The preliminary project design was informed by consultations carried out with stakeholders and affected persons. Consultation will be ongoing during implementation as described in the safeguard documents and the Stakeholder Communication Strategy. PMU and GDR shall ensure consultations are carried out during update of the safeguards documents following detailed engineering design. Consultation will include individual and focus group discussions to ensure the displaced persons are informed about: (a) resettlement impacts, asset valuation/RCS, entitlements and compensation payment modalities with time lines, (b) rehabilitation and income restoration measures suggested for the project displaced persons, (c) environmental impacts and mitigation measures; and (d) project grievance redress mechanism.

Consultations are currently subject to, and constrained by, COVID-19 mitigation considerations.

During Project Implementation During implementation, regular liaison with affected persons and community are being done, consultation meetings with communities in the project area of influence and with project displaced persons, including women and vulnerable groups, to ensure project related information is regularly shared.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consultants are being recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality cost ratio of 80:20.

The Project Management Consultants for this project was combined and bid out together with the Project Management Consultants for the Fourth GMS Corridor Towns Development Project (GMS CTDP-4) under a single consulting services package. Both projects have a similar scope of work, implementation schedule and are managed by the same Project Management Unit and Executing Agency. The consulting firm has separate budgets for each project and submit separate payments. The PMU is managing the firm's overall outputs as well as payments under the consulting services budget line of each project.

Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for works contracts estimated to cost $3 million and above. National competitive bidding (NCB) will be used for works contracts estimated to cost over $100,000 equivalent up to below $3 million. For NCB, the first draft English language of the procurement documents (bidding documents, and draft contract) should be submitted for ADB approval regardless of the estimated contract amount. Subsequent procurements are subject to post review. All ICB packages (bidding document, bid evaluation report, and draft contract) are subject to ADB prior review and approval.
Responsible ADB Officer Nash, Alexander D.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Mr. Vong Pisith
[email protected]
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Oct 2016
Fact Finding 05 Mar 2018 to 15 Mar 2018
MRM 22 May 2018
Approval 01 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Jul 2021

Grant 0591-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Aug 2018 24 Oct 2018 14 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.27 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1.27 07 Sep 2021 1.27 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 1.27 0.00 100%

Loan 3684-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Aug 2018 24 Oct 2018 14 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 96.43 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 87.73 07 Sep 2021 67.19 0.00 77%
Counterpart 8.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 12.72 0.00 14%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Feb 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (14 December 2018-31 December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2020
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations[Concessional]) for Loan 3864-CAM: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Oct 2018
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0591-CAM: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project Grant Agreement Oct 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Jul 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Jul 2018
Second Integrated Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Project Data Sheet (Khmer Translation) Translated PDS Oct 2016
Second Integrated Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2016
Second Integrated Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2016

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 Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Resettlement Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Stueng Saen Subproject Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Apr 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Stueng Saen Subproject Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Serei Saophoan Wastewater System, Drainage and Solid Waste Management Subprojects Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Serei Saophoan Wastewater Treatment Plant Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Serei Saophoan Wastewater Treatment Plant and Drainage System Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Mar 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Battambang Town Landfill Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Battambang Solid Waste Management Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Mar 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Resettlement Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Battambang Subproject Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Feb 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Stueng Saen Subproject Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Feb 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Battambang Subproject Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Stueng Saen Subproject Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2021
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Resettlement Safeguard Monitoring Report (December 2018-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Stueng Saen Solid Waste Management Subproject Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2020
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2018-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Battambang Solid Waste Management Subproject Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2020
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Battambang Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2020
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Stueng Saen Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2020
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Battambang Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Stueng Saen Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks May 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks May 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Stueng Saen Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans May 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Serei Saophoan Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans May 2018
Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project: Battambang Subproject Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Apr 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Technical Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021
ADB Loan 3684-CAM (COL) / ADB Grant 0591-CAM: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project [PMU/MPWT/SUEMTSBP-2/ICB/CW03B] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Mar 2021 22 Apr 2021
ADB Loan 3684-CAM (COL) / ADB Grant 0591-CAM: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project [PMU/MPWT/SUEMTSBP- 2/ICB/CW03C] Invitation for Bids Closed 16 Dec 2020 28 Jan 2021
Social Development and Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Aug 2020 05 Sep 2020
Project Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Aug 2020 05 Sep 2020
ADB Loan 3684-CAM (COL)/ADB Grant 0591-CAM: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project (SUEMTSB) [PMU/MPWT/SUEMTSBP-2/ICB/CW02] Invitation for Bids Closed 31 Jul 2020 14 Sep 2020
National Social Safeguard and Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jan 2020 14 Jan 2020
National Environmental Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2019 05 Jan 2020
ADB Loan 3684-CAM (COL) / ADB Grant 0591-CAM: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project (SUEMTSB) [PMU/MPWT/SUEMTSBP-2/ICB/CW01] Invitation for Bids Closed 16 Aug 2019 02 Oct 2019
Project Management Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Jun 2018 23 Jul 2018
CAM: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project Advance Notice Active 27 Apr 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSTRUCTION OF STUENG SAEN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT Loan 3684 24 Jun 2021 HENG SAMBAT CO. LTD. IMPORT EXPORT F92 NR.6, SANGKAT CHROY CHANGVA, KHAN CHROY CHANGVA, PHOM PENH CAMBODIA Ministry of Public Works and Transport CONSTRUCTION 40937640 3721231
SEREI SAOPHOAN WASTEWATER AND DRAINAGE SUBPROJECT Loan 3684 23 Apr 2021 BEIJING URBAN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD. NO. 18 BETAIPINGZHUANG ROAD, HAIDIAN DISTRICT, BEIJING CHINA, PEOPLE'S REP. OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport CONSTRUCTION 22486179.98 20439937.6
BATTAMBANG SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SUBPROJECT Loan 3684 31 Mar 2021 HENG SAMBAT CO. LTD. IMPORT EXPORT TRANSPORTA CHAN CHROY CHANGVA, PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA Ministry of Public Works and Transport CONSTRUCTION 5344474.02 4858126.88
BATTAMBANG WASTEWASTER SUBPROJECT (CW01 LOT 2) Loan 3684 15 Aug 2020 M.T.A CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD. JV WITH NO. 203 SANGKAT CHRANG CHAMRES KHAN RUESSEY KAO PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA Ministry of Public Works and Transport CONSTRUCTION 21717622.97 19741319.27
CONSTRUCTION OF WASTEWATER AND DRAINAGE IN STUENG SAEN Loan 3684 11 Jul 2020 CHINA FIRST METALLURGICAL CO. LTD. GONGYE AVE., WINGSHAN, WUHAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport CONSTRUCTION 12761907.54 10330573.95
CW01-LOT 1: STUENG SAEN WASTEWATER AND DRAINAGE SUBPROJECT Grant 0591 06 Jul 2020 CHINA METALLURGICAL GROUP CO. LTD. GONGYE AVE. WIGSHAN WUHAN CHINA PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Public Works and Transport 1270000
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Loan 3684 27 Jun 2019 RAMBOLL DANMARK A/S (JV W/ ORIENTAL CONSLTN HANNEMANNS ALLE 53, COPENHAGEN DENMARK DENMARK Ministry of Public Works and Transport CONSULTANCY 11246483.59 5412472.77