50255-001: Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector | Asian Development Bank

Cambodia: Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50255-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Erdene, Oyunchimeg Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector
Project Number 50255-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9300-CAM: Institutional Capacity Building in the Road Sector
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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. Due to its relatively small size, limited access

to maritime and sea transport, and a small railway network, road transport best meets the domestic need to provide

access and rural connectivity and the regional need to facilitate connectivity and trade within the Greater Mekong

Subregion (GMS), as well as with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries generally.

Cambodia roads are being managed by two ministries: the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT)

manages national and provincial roads while the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) manages the rural roads.

The road network under MPWT's responsibility comprises about 17,376 kilometers (km) of which 2,254 km are one

digit (primary) national paved roads, connecting the country with its borders, with the GMS neighbors, and with the

ASEAN network; 5,007 km are two digit (secondary) national roads (57% paved); and 8,115 km are three and four

digit provincial roads (19% paved).

The core development problem in Cambodia is low connectivity and inefficiency in transport sector resulting

from incomplete legal and regulatory framework, lack of sustainability due to inadequate funding and overloading,

and lack of private sector participation. The Government is addressing these sector issues with the assistance of

development partners including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation

Agency (JICA), among others. With the assistance of ADB, JICA, and World Bank, the Government promulgated

laws for developing and operating transport infrastructure, 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.

Impact

The expected TA impact will be transport infrastructure contributing to the enhancement of national

competitiveness and people's welfare developed.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected TA outcome will be MPWT's capacity in delivering road services strengthened.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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

maintenance supervision.

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)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
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 Erdene, Oyunchimeg
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications 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 12 Dec 2016
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 24 Feb 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Mar 2017

TA 9300-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Feb 2017 03 Apr 2017 03 Apr 2017 15 May 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 24 Feb 2017 141,284.96

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