Cambodia: Road Network Improvement Project (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 53372-001

The project will support the government's transport sector priorities to enhance connectivity and efficient movement in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) through national and provincial road rehabilitation and development. The project will also help improve axle load control and strengthen awareness of road safety and potential social problems.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    28 September 2021
  • Country
    Cambodia
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Road Network Improvement Project (Phase 2)
Project Number 53372-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4119-CAM: Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 82.05 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the government's transport sector priorities to enhance connectivity and efficient movement in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) through national and provincial road rehabilitation and development. The project will also help improve axle load control and strengthen awareness of road safety and potential social problems.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Road transport is the principal mode for the movement of goods and people in Cambodia and between countries in the GMS. The domestic need is to provide access between cities and to enhance rural connectivity to broader markets and economic opportunities. The regional need is to facilitate connectivity and trade within the GMS and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and to connect to wider global markets. Roads are critical to social and economic development, especially in areas where they are the only available transport mode. The primary road network in Cambodia includes (i) 2,254 kilometres (km) of national paved roads that connects the country with its borders, the GMS, and the ASEAN network (1-digit national roads); (ii) 5,007 km of inland national roads, of which 70% are paved; and (iii) 9,031 km of provincial roads, of which only 30% are paved. The management of those national and provincial roads is the responsibility of MPWT.

The core development problem with Cambodia's road subsector is low connectivity and inefficiency. These problems are caused by (i) lack of selective infrastructure investment to meet national and regional needs, (ii) lack of refined sector policy and effective legislative implementation, and (iii) lack of sustainability in social, environmental and financial aspects.

ADB has been supporting improvement of national roads through the Road Network Improvement Project (RNIP), which became effective in 2018. ADB also provided support of the improvement of provincial roads through the Provincial Roads Improvement Project (PRIP), which became effective in 2016.

Main issues related to those projects include effective design and delivery of paved roads, efficient road asset management including overload controlling, and maintaining road safety.

Impact Competitiveness and diversification of the economy enhanced along the GMS SEC (Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency: Building the Foundation Toward Realizing the Cambodia Vision 2050, Phase IV)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transport efficiency increased in national and provincial roads along the GMS SEC
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

National and provincial road sections improved with climate-resilient designs

Axle load control enhanced

Awareness of road safety and potential social problems strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consultants and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) if appropriate will be recruited according to the Procurement Policy for Goods, Works, Non-consulting and Consulting Services (2017 as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers - Goods, Works, Non-consulting and Consulting Services (2017) as amended from time to time).

The EA will engage the Implementation and Construction Supervision Consultant, for whom 381 person-months of input will be required, comprising 75 person-months from international experts and 306 person-months of national experts using quality- and cost-based selection with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 with full technical proposal. The other consulting services contract packages are:

Community-based program consultant for road safety and social safeguards (CQS)

Independent financial auditor (CQS)

Bio-engineering and liquid catalyst specialist (ICS)

Procurement

Procurement of civil works and goods contract packages will be undertaken according to the Procurement Policy for Goods, Works, Non-consulting and Consulting Services (2017 as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers - Goods, Works, Non-consulting and Consulting Services (2017 as amended from time to time). The procurement packages are the following:

1. Open Competitive Bidding (OCB) International Advertisement -2 civil works contracts

2. Open Competitive Bidding (OCB) National Advertisement - 1 good contracts); shopping

Responsible ADB Officer Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Mr. Vong Pisith
[email protected]
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Feb 2020
Fact Finding 20 Nov 2020 to 27 Nov 2020
MRM 30 Jun 2021
Approval 28 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2021

Loan 4119-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2021 30 Nov 2021 31 Jan 2022 30 Jun 2029 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 90.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 82.05 19 Oct 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 7.95 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Oct 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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