Cambodia : Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project

Sovereign Project | 53243-001

The proposed Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project will preserve and promote cultural resources in Cambodia's rural communities through community-based tourism. The project will (i) strengthen local capacity for community-based tourism development and promotion; (ii) support new and existing tourism and livelihood activities; and (iii) enhance community-based public facilities and services.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kov, Monyrath
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Cambodia
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project
Project Number 53243-001
Country / Economy Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9226-CAM: Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 3.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Rural sanitation

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project will preserve and promote cultural resources in Cambodia's rural communities through community-based tourism. The project will (i) strengthen local capacity for community-based tourism development and promotion; (ii) support new and existing tourism and livelihood activities; and (iii) enhance community-based public facilities and services.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Cambodia is endowed with numerous heritage sites that draw over six million foreign visitors annually. Currently tourism is overconcentrated in Siem Reap Province, which leads to imbalanced growth across provinces, and creates mounting pressure on the Siem Reap heritage sites. While there are heritage sites outside Siem Reap Province, when tourism visits are made they are often daytrips that start and end in tourist hubs. Despite proximity to heritage sties, the surrounding villages are barely visited, and villagers cannot participate in the tourist trade which is monopolized by outsider tour operators.

Impact

Tourism products and destinations diversified (Tourism Development Strategic Plan 2012-2020)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Tourism developed and income increased in project villages

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Local capacity for CBT development and promotion strengthened

Community-based tourism and livelihood activities implemented

Community-based public facilities and services enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Kov, Monyrath
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission (CARM)
Executing Agencies
Civil Society Alliance Forum
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Jun 2020
Fact Finding 07 Dec 2020 to 15 Dec 2020
MRM 29 Oct 2021
Approval 26 Jan 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Jan 2022

Grant 9226-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jan 2022 24 Mar 2022 27 Jun 2022 31 Dec 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.15 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 Jan 2024 0.00 1.12 37%
Counterpart 0.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 23 Jan 2024 0.00 0.59 20%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Community Based Tourism (CBT) Support Package (Consulting Firm) Firm - Consulting Closed
National Cultural Physical Resources Conservation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Field Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
National Social Safeguards Specialist (Resettlement) Individual - Consulting Closed
International Community Enterprise Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Gender and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Civil Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement and Contracts Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Financial Management and Administration Specialist/Deputy Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
International Tourism Development/Project Management Specialist/Team Leader (TL) Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
International Tourism / Project Management Specialist / Team Leader (CS01) Grant 9226 18 Dec 2022 Biranchi Kumar Choudhury | Nuapada, Bhawanipatna, Odisha 766001 Civil Society Alliance Forum 129,410.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2023