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Rural Infrastructure Development Programme for Cambodia (RID4CAM) - Consulting services for the project preparation study

Project details
Country: 
Cambodia
Donor organisation: 
Associated enterprises: 
Department: 
Transport & Mobility
Project volume: 
504,200 €
Currency: 
Value of services: 
292,436 €
Start of project: 
May, 2019
End of project: 
January, 2020
Project description: 

The project “Rural Infrastructure Development Programme for Cambodia (RID4CAM)” has been designed to consolidate and add on to the positive results of various past and ongoing projects supporting small scale irrigation, agricultural development, marketing and rural road improvements in Cambodia. It consists of three components:

Component 1: Rural road improvements

This component consists of rehabilitation/upgrading of strategic rural roads with Double Bituminous Surface Treatment (DBST) and laterite giving priority to roads connecting to already rehabilitated irrigation schemes (link to AFD’s WAT4CAM irrigation program); low volume rural roads and associated structures (unpaved standard); previous RIP-roads (unpaved/laterite to paved standards), provided that traffic justifies such improvement as well as of selective measures (spot improvements) to increase climate resilience.

Component 2: Water supply, sanitation and other village level infrastructure

This component includes all the necessary actions that will enhance the local development. This can be further grouped into 3 major sub-components. Sub-component 2.1 includes water supply and sanitation for small rural towns. Sub-component 2.2 focuses on village level small (off-road) infrastructure that will provide a significant benefit to the local population, such as all-year passable footpaths, foot bridges for canals and rivers as well as community facilities. Sub-component 2.3 aims at providing facilities that offer agricultural productivity enhancement.

Component 3: Road asset management and capacity building

The last component includes the support to road asset management and maintenance through capacity building and pilot projects for the establishment of cost-effective maintenance systems on RIP improved rural roads.

In this context, the PPS will form the basis for the RID4CAM appraisal and implementation phases. It examines and develops the outline proposals for the investment measures in more detail, taking account of the overall programme aims and impacts, individual costs and benefits, implementation set-up, the socio-economic circumstances of the target groups, sector background, partner capacities, synergies with other activities, overall funding level, safeguard issues, impacts of and adaptation to climate change.

Service description: 

The PPS formed the basis for the RID4CAM appraisal and implementation phases. It examined and developed the outline proposals for the investment measures in more detail, taking account of the overall programme aims and impacts, individual costs and benefits, implementation set-up, the socio-economic circumstances of the target groups, sector background, partner capacities, synergies with other activities, overall funding level, safeguard issues, impacts of and adaptation to climate change.

In detail, the following services were provided:

  • Compilation and screening of potential candidate investment measures;
  • Measure-related data collection (incl. traffic and condition surveys, comprehensive socio-economic baseline surveys) in five project provinces (Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, Kandal, Pre Vihear);
  • Climate proofing of project measures;
  • Setting of design assumptions (conceptual design level) and costing of measures;
  • Preparation of the programme implementation plan;
  • Prioritisation of candidate measures (incl. economic evaluation, using the World Bank’s Roads Economic Decision Model);
  • Defining Safeguard Issues (human rights, environment, involuntary settlements, indigenous people, traffic safety);
  • Assessment of environmental and social risks of the programme;
  • An overall analysis on the greenhouse gas effect of the proposed RID4CAM programme.
Objectives: 

The aim of the project remains to continue and further enhance the positive contribution to national economic and social development and to the improvement of living conditions and the reduction of poverty of the rural population in the target provinces.

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