Cambodia: Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector
The TA will help MPWT in refining the business process to effectively implement the Road law and managing the national and provincial road asset through optimizing the organization structure and strengthening staff capacity of the General Department of Public Works (GDPW), the General Department of Administration (GDA) and the NAOCC Secretariat which are involved in managing the road asset and controlling vehicle overloading.
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|Project Name||Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA will help MPWT in refining the business process to effectively implement the Road law and managing the national and provincial road asset through optimizing the organization structure and strengthening staff capacity of the General Department of Public Works (GDPW), the General Department of Administration (GDA) and the NAOCC Secretariat which are involved in managing the road asset and controlling vehicle overloading.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
In Cambodia, road transport is the dominant mode of transport. The core development problem in road sub-sector is incomplete legal and regulatory framework, lack of sustainability due to inadequate funding and overloading, and lack of private sector participation. With the assistance of ADB, JICA, and World Bank, the Government promulgated the Law on Road, commenced a program to control overloading, and initiated outsourcing of road maintenance to private sector. This momentum needs to be maintained. The earlier
achievements need to be catalyzed through strengthening the legal and regulatory framework and developing national strategies for controlling overloading and engaging private sector in road maintenance to achieve the goal of delivering better road services to Cambodia, GMS and ASEAN road users.
The expected TA impact will be transport infrastructure contributing to the enhancement of national
competitiveness and people's welfare developed.
|Description of Outcome||The expected TA outcome will be MPWT's capacity in delivering road services strengthened.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The projected outcome is being implemented.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Institutional and regulatory frameworks strengthened. TA will help MPWT (i) draft required
procedures, regulations, and guidelines for implementing the Road Law; (ii) prepare time bound action plan
for approving such procedures, regulation and guidelines; (iii) determine road sector financing needs up to
2025 and preparing a policy note on road sector financing options for future direction; (iv) optimize
organizational structure of GDPW, GDA and NAOCC, and (v) update the human resource development
plan including strengthening institutional capacity for gender mainstreaming both through the Gender
Mainstreaming Action Group and divisions.
Strategic framework for engaging private sector in road maintenance established. The TA will help MPWT in (i) developing a strategy for engaging private sector in road maintenance that give
overall direction to MPWT to further outsource road maintenance works in systematic way, (ii) preparing a
roadmap for implementing the strategy with clear indicators and targets to monitor the change and
performance, (iii) refining the business process of GDPW and GDA in managing outsourcing force account
works, and (iv) strengthening the standard bidding documents for road maintenance and the manual for
Axle overload control operations strengthened in Cambodia. The TA will help MPWT in (i)
developing a strategy to combat vehicle overloading that give direction to MPWT in introducing
implementable and step-wise approaches and cost effective technologies to achieving reduced vehicles
overloading, (ii) preparing a roadmap for implementing the strategy with clear indicators and targets to
monitor the change and performance, (iii) refining the business process of NAOCC Secretariat, and (iv)
preparing procedure for internal calibrating of weigh scales being used in weigh stations and mobile team.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Institutional and regulatory frameworks(i) Government orders for the Road Law have been prepared.(ii) Action plan proposed.(iii) Under preparation.(iv) Institutional structure has been proposed.(v) HR plan including gender mainstreaming has been proposedStrategic framework for engaging private sector in road maintenance(i) Strategy has been prepared.(ii) A road map has been prepared.(iii) Business process has been prepared.(iv) Draft bidding document has been prepared.Axle overload controlling(i) A strategy to combat vehicle overloading has been prepared.(ii) A roadmap has been prepared.(iii) Business process has been proposed.(iv) A technical report for calibrating of weigh scales has been preparedThere is an ongoing overloading campaign on axle load control. A report will be finalized for the output in strengthening axle load control operations.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations have been held with government agencies including MPWT and Ministry of Economy and Finance; and as well as with development partners such as World Bank and JICA and Embassy of Japan.|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will recruit consultants in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||Procurement packages will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Fukayama, Takeshi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|Concept Clearance||12 Dec 2016|
|Approval||24 Feb 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||03 Oct 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Feb 2017||03 Apr 2017||03 Apr 2017||15 May 2019||31 Mar 2020||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||18 Nov 2021||1,163,898.89|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jul 2020|
|Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector: Technical Assistance Consultant’s Report||Consultants' Reports||May 2019|
|Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Feb 2017|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9300||04 Sep 2017||VICROADS(AUSTRALIA) | 60 DENMARK STREET KEW, VICTORIA 3101 AUSTRALIA||Ministry of Public Works and Transport||1,220,000.00||—|
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