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Greater Mekong Subregion: Rehabilitation of the Railway in Cambodia Project

Greater Mekong Subregion: Rehabilitation of the Railway in Cambodia Project
Project information
Request number 2012/2
Project name Greater Mekong Subregion: Rehabilitation of the Railway in Cambodia Project
Project number Loan 2288 and Loan 2602/ Grant 0187 (Supplementary)
Country Cambodia

Summary

The original Project (ADB Loan 2288-CAM) involves (i) rehabilitating 594 kilometers (km) of existing railway track and associated structures, passing loops, and spur lines in Cambodia; (ii) reconstructing 48 km of destroyed railway line to Thailand; (iii) constructing direct railway access to the container terminal in the port of Sihanoukville; (iv) restructuring the railway subsector; (v) assisting employees made redundant because of the restructuring; and (vi) providing consulting services and training for project monitoring, engineering design, and supervision of civil works. The original project is estimated to cost the equivalent of $73.0 million.

The supplementary financing (ADB Loan 2602-CAM) will be used to (i) establish a new freight and rolling stock maintenance facility at Samrong, 10 kilometers west of Phnom Penh; (ii) upgrade or strengthen parts of the main line to enable early initiation of integrated multimodal services; and (iii) establish additional sidings to terminals to facilitate multimodal connectivity. The supplementary financing investment cost is estimated at the equivalent of $68.6 million. The combination of the original project and the supplementary financing will be referred to as the modified project and will push the total cost of the modified project to the equivalent of about $141.6 million.

Technical Assistance (TA) for Outcome Monitoring and Procurement Review will be provided to Cambodia’s Ministry of Public Works and Transport for (i) outcome monitoring; and (ii) procurement review for the works to be added to the project scope through variations to the existing contracts. This will be done through a TA with an estimated cost of $0.45 million. The Government of Australia will finance the TA from its proposed grant for the project (AusAid Grant 0178-CAM) and to be administered by ADB.

Progress Report

Steps and Milestones Date Remarks and Attachments
1. Filing of request
  Request received by CRP Secretariat with requisite basic information 28 August 2012 Request for compliance review [PDF](attachments are available upon request from Chair, CRP at crp@adb.org)
2. Registration and acknowledgement of request
  Registration of request 4 September 2012  
  Notice of registration sent to Requester 4 September 2012 Notice of registration in English, in Khmer [PDF]
  Press advisory on registration of request 5 September 2012 Press Advisory in English, in Khmer [PDF]
3. Determination of eligibility of request
  Eligibility of request reviewed by CRP   Reviewed
  CRP report on its review of eligibility submitted to Board 18 September 2012  
  CRP informs Requesters of its decision 19 September 2012  
4. Board authorization of compliance review
  Board authorization of compliance review 9 October 2012  
  Receipt of Board authorization of compliance review 11 October 2012  
  Requesters informed of Board decision 11 October 2012  
  CRP report on eligibility and Board decision posted on website 11 October 2012 Eligibility Report in English, in Khmer [PDF]
and Board's Decision in English, in Khmer [PDF]
5. Conducting the compliance review
  CRP provides Draft TOR to BCRC for clearance 18 October 2012  
  BCRC's clearance of TOR 24 October 2012  
  TOR provided to the Board and the Requesters;
and posted on website
24 & 25 October 2012 Terms of Reference in English, in Khmer [PDF]
  Investigation Completed  
6. CRP draft report
  Issued and sent to Management and Requesters 28 November 2013  
7. Management Response and Requester Response to CRP draft report
  Management Response received 20 December 2013  
  Requesters' Response received 31 December 2013  
8. CRP report
  Issued to the Board for final decision 14 January 2014  
  Requesters informed of issuance 16 January 2014  
9. Board Decision
  Board Meeting 31 January 2014  
  Board's Decision 31 January 2014 Board’s Decision in English, in Khmer [PDF]
  Board Decision & CRP Final Report sent to Requesters and posted on the website 7 February 2014 CRP’s Final Report in English, in Khmer [PDF] (Management's Response and Requester's Response to the CRP's Draft Report are attached)
10. Post-decision Monitoring
  Draft 1st CRP Annual Monitoring Report forwarded to BCRC for review 23 March 2015
  1st Annual Monitoring Report Issued 6 April 2015 1st Annual Monitoring Report in English, in Khmer [PDF]