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Cambodia: Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53372-001 Status: Proposed

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
Country
  • Cambodia
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2
Project Number 53372-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 1.20 million
Loan: Road Network Improvement Project, Phase 2
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 56.80 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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 GMS SEC (Rectangular Strategy IV)
Outcome Transport efficiency increased in national and provincial roads along GMS SEC
Outputs

National and provincial road sections improved with climate-resilient design

Axle load control enhanced

Awareness of road safety and potential social problems strengthened

Geographical Location Nation-wide
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
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
4th Floor Eastern Building
Corner Norodom Boulevard Street 106
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Feb 2020
Fact Finding 05 Oct 2020 to 09 Oct 2020
MRM 30 Jan 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Mar 2020

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