Cambodia : Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project

Sovereign Project | 53261-001

The project invests in increasing the climate resilience and sustainability of coastal and marine fisheries in Cambodia, targeting the four coastal provinces of Cambodia - Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong, and Preah Sihanouk to reverse the sharp decline in fisheries, promote sustainable mariculture, and enhance fish landing sites to improve seafood safety. It is expected that about 40% of the nearshore fishery will be regenerated into a more productive and sustainable fishery. It will make significant contributions to enhance adaptation to climate change. The project will also promote private sector development by enabling coastal communities and small businesses to diversify their livelihoods, adopt sustainable practices, and scale up into viable enterprises. It will support women's economic empowerment by scaling up women's engagement in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Lopez, Alvin
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Cambodia
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project
Project Number
53261-001
Country / Economy
  • Cambodia
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0869-CAM: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 22.00 million
Loan 4270-CAM: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 41.00 million
Loan 8431-CAM: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project
Source Amount
ASEAN Infrastructure Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan 8432-CAM: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project
Source Amount
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 20.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agriculture research and application - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Fishery - Water-based natural resources management

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project invests in increasing the climate resilience and sustainability of coastal and marine fisheries in Cambodia, targeting the four coastal provinces of Cambodia - Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong, and Preah Sihanouk to reverse the sharp decline in fisheries, promote sustainable mariculture, and enhance fish landing sites to improve seafood safety. It is expected that about 40% of the nearshore fishery will be regenerated into a more productive and sustainable fishery. It will make significant contributions to enhance adaptation to climate change. The project will also promote private sector development by enabling coastal communities and small businesses to diversify their livelihoods, adopt sustainable practices, and scale up into viable enterprises. It will support women's economic empowerment by scaling up women's engagement in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The project will benefit 25 community fisheries (CFi) organizations and members of 15 community protected areas (CPAs), comprising nearly 20,000 households, and a wider coastal community of about 200,000.

The project is aligned with the following impact: coastal and marine fisheries resources made sustainable and resilient. The project will have the following outcome: coastal and marine fish stocks recovered, and diversified climate-resilient income generated. To achieve this outcome, the project has 3 key outputs. Output 1 will support enhancement of adaptive coastal and marine fisheries, which targets changes in the use and management of priority ecosystems and fisheries to reduce the likelihood of their continued decline and build their resilience to underlying climate change threats. Output 2 will support investments in climate-resilient and gender inclusive coastal infrastructure for fisheries management including nature-based infrastructure solutions for coastal erosion, climate risk reduction, and fishery productivity. Output 3 will support incubation and commercialization of sustainable and inclusive marine businesses.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Marine fisheries accounts for 13% of the fishery subsector. By 2018, fish stocks in the Gulf of Thailand (GOT) declined to 10% of the 1970 levels. Further, the value of the landed catch per kilogram has declined along with a substantial increase in the proportion of juvenile and trash fish. The decline in fish stocks is impacting coastal communities and businesses. Increasing competition for declining supplies of fish landed has increased domestic prices. Post-harvest enterprises and small businesses face high costs of raw materials and are extremely vulnerable to external shocks, and many marine fisheries enterprises are failing and closing. Key issues resulting in the decline of marine fisheries and its post-harvest value chain include (i) overfishing and coastal ecosystem degradation, (ii) climate change impacts on fisheries and poor-quality post-harvest infrastructure, (iii) lack of effective regulatory framework for marine fisheries and inadequate management capacity, (iv) inadequate area-based marine fisheries management and co-management, and (v) limited diversification options from reliance on wild capture fisheries.

The project responds to several key government strategies, including (i) the Rectangular Strategy Phase IV; (ii) the Strategic Framework and Programs for Economic Recovery in the Context of Living with COVID-19 in a New Normal 2021-2023; (iii) the Agriculture Sector Strategic Development Plan, 2019-2023 for fisheries management; and (iv) the Strategic Planning Framework for Fisheries 20152024 to make coastal and marine fisheries sustainable and resilient. In 2018, the government issued Cambodia's Marine Fisheries Management Key Principles to incorporate more stringent measures to prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in and outside Cambodia's exclusive economic zone. The project will also support the implementation of Cambodia's Updated Nationally Determined Contribution, which identifies climate resilience for capture fisheries and ecological restoration of coastal areas as national adaptation priorities. The project supports ADB's Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies, and pillar 3 on fostering green, inclusive, and sustainable growth under ADB's country partnership strategy for Cambodia, 2019-2023.

Impact

Coastal and marine fisheries resources made sustainable and resilient

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Coastal and marine fish stocks recovered, and diversified climate-resilient income generated

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Adaptive coastal and marine fisheries enhanced

Climate-resilient coastal infrastructure developed

Sustainable and inclusive marine businesses incubated and commercialized

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong, Preah Sihanouk

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
B
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

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Lopez, Alvin
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

Timetable

Concept Clearance
04 May 2021
Fact Finding
04 Aug 2022 to 01 Sep 2022
MRM
19 Oct 2022
Approval
07 Dec 2022
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
07 Dec 2022

Funding

Grant 0869-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2022 22 Dec 2022 21 Mar 2023 28 Feb 2030 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 22.00
ADB 22.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 4270-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2022 22 Dec 2022 21 Mar 2023 28 Feb 2030 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 52.00
ADB 41.00
Counterpart 11.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 2.83 0.00 7%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 1.01 0.00 2%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 8431-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2022 22 Dec 2022 21 Mar 2023 28 Feb 2030 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 10.00
ADB 0.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 10.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 0.00 0.87 9%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 0.00 0.09 1%

Loan 8432-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2022 22 Dec 2022 22 Dec 2022 28 Feb 2030 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 20.00
ADB 0.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 20.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 0.00 0.12 1%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 0.00 0.24 1%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Management Support (PMS) for MOE PMU Firm - Consulting Active
Supply of Fisheries Productivity Slabs Invitation for Bids Closed
Technical Support Service (TSS) for FiA PMU Firm - Consulting Closed
Fisher Engagement Facilitator (FEF) Service Provider Firm - Consulting Closed
Assistant Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Technical Consultancy for Fisheries Institutional Reform Firm - Consulting Closed
Preparation of Detail Design and BOQ for SCMF Works Program Firm - Consulting Closed
Construction Supervision for Civil Works SubProject Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Management Support (PMS) for FiA PMU Firm - Consulting Closed
ADB Loan No.: 4270-CAM(COL), Loan 8431-CAM (AiF), Loan 8432-CAM (AFD) and ADF Grant No.: 0869-CAM: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project [Package SCMFP FiA/GD01a] Invitation for Bids Closed
ADB Loan No.: 4270-CAM(COL), Loan 8431-CAM (AiF), Loan 8432-CAM (AFD) and ADF Grant No.: 0869-CAM: Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project [Package SCMFP FiA / CW01] Invitation for Bids Closed
International Marine Vessel Engineer and Inspection Surveyor Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Financial Management Individual - Consulting Closed
International Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Individual International Procurement Specialist (SCMF FiA/IC-02) Loan 4270 01 Feb 2024 Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries 293,760.00 125,900.00
Deployment of Fisheries Productivity Structures-With MCC Loan 4270 18 Dec 2023 Marine Conservation Cambodia Organization | Phnum Kep, Sangkat Kep, Krong Kep, Kep Province Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries 2,803,135.00 1,934,163.15

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans May 2024