50102-002: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project | Asian Development Bank

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

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50102-002 Status: Proposed

The proposed project will support the government of Cambodia in improving urban services and enhancing climate resilience in participating towns in the Tonle Sap Basin. The project will support improve urban services in wastewater management, solid waste management and drainage in the provincial cities of Battambang (Battambang Province), Serei Saophoan (Banteay Meanchey Province) and Stueng Saen (Kampong Thom Province). The project will also improve institutional effectiveness and improve the policy and planning environment.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kamal, Sameer A. 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 Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Tonle Sap Urban Development II
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 1.27 million
Loan: Tonle Sap Urban Development II
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 85.90 million
Loan: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 1.83 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 proposed project will support the government of Cambodia in improving urban services and enhancing climate resilience in participating towns in the Tonle Sap Basin. The project will support improve urban services in wastewater management, solid waste management and drainage in the provincial cities of Battambang (Battambang Province), Serei Saophoan (Banteay Meanchey Province) and Stueng Saen (Kampong Thom Province). The project will also improve institutional effectiveness and improve the policy and planning environment.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Tonle Sap basin is home to about a third of Cambodia's population, while nearly half of the population depends on the lake's resources, particularly its fish, for their livelihoods. The largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, the lake has a highly diverse ecosystem and unique hydrology, where seasonal variations are linked closely with fish production. With 62% of its water originating in the Mekong River, and 38% in the Tonle Sap basin, the Tonle Sap is at risk of being adversely affected by climate-induced changes to the Mekong River and its tributaries, as well as by environmental degradation in the basin. Climate projections point to increasing daily maximum temperatures and more frequent large rainfall events, indicating that flooding, particularly in the low-lying Tonle Sap basin, will increase. Cambodia's urban population growth rate of 4.4%, one of the fastest-growing in Southeast Asia, translates into significant growth in the basin's towns. In a largely rural region that is predominantly based on agriculture and fisheries, urban areas are key for economic development, but also represent the greatest threat to the ecosystem.

The proposed project will build on ADB's programmatic, sequential engagement in Cambodia's urban sector and in the Tonle Sap basin. The 2005 Tonle Sap Basin Strategy highlighted the importance of the basin from an ecological, environmental and poverty perspective, while the 2012 Urban Sector Assessment, Strategy and Road Map for Cambodia highlighted sustainable urban development in the Tonle Sap as one of the ADB's three priority areas moving forward. The Tonle Sap Urban Development Strategic Framework (2014-2030) identified and prioritized the urgent urban infrastructure needs for the six key towns in the Tonle Sap basin. The first Tonle Sap Integrated Urban Environmental Management Project, approved in 2015 and currently under implementation, is focusing on a subset of priority investments in the two top-ranked towns, namely Kampong Chnnang and Pursat.

Impact Sustainable, inclusive, equitable, and resilient growth achieved
Outcome Urban services improved in participating cities.
Outputs

Improved urban services

Improved institutional effectiveness

Improved policy and planning environment

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 IEEs will identify potential negative construction environmental impacts that are localized and short-term, such as access and traffic disruption, noise, dust, waste and wastewater management. 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) will be prepared in accordance with the ADB's SPS (2009) and government laws. For the remaining sub-projects that require land acquisition, the sites will be acquired by government after loan approval and based on sound engineering designs. For these sub-projects, a Resettlement Framework (RF) will be prepared to (i) screen and select subproject sites that will be identified after the loan and grant approval; 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 sites to be identified after Board approval.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A Stakeholder Communication Strategy (SCS) has been prepared. It integrates strategic communication into the project to encourage behaviors in support of project outcomes. These include adoption of sewerage connections, proper sanitation and disposal of waste, and payments for new urban services.
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Kamal, Sameer A.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
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 -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2018

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Management Consultants Firm - Consulting Active 11 Jun 2018 23 Jul 2018
CAM: Second Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project Advance Notice Active 27 Apr 2018

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