City Interventions

Battambang Waste Management and Drainage

Country: Cambodia
City: Battambang

Key Stakeholders and PartnersMunicipality of Battambang; Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Project Preparation Study PeriodSeptember 2009 – April 2010

CDIA SupportUS$ 401,714

Expected Downstream FinancingUS$ 17.7 million (ADB loan))

Infrastructure sectorsWastewater Management
Solid Waste Management
Flood/Drainage Management

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

Battambang is the second largest urban center in Cambodia located about 300 km southeast from the capital city of Phnom Penh. This French colonial town has evolved into an agri-industrial hub and tourism destination being located within the proximity of Tonle Sap Lake and the Thailand border.  Like many other secondary cities in Cambodia, Battambang is faced with the daunting task of meeting the demand for urban infrastructure and essential support services in the midst of rapid growth of urban population, expansion of urban areas and challenges brought about by climate change.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA provided technical assistance to the Municipality of Battambang in the preparation of strategic urban environmental improvement projects with view towards enhancing climate resilience and sustaining the livelihood of its citizens. Specifically, CDIA-supported activities included: (i) formulation of medium-term prioritized urban infrastructure program; (ii) preparation of pre-feasibility studies (PFS) for the improvement drainage, wastewater and solid waste management systems; and (iii) linking the PFS with potential financiers.

Expected Development Outcomes

The project is expected to generate benefits to the residents of Battambang municipality terms of enhanced environmental and living conditions brought about by improved wastewater, drainage and solid waste management infrastructure.

Download: Final Report      

Key City informationLand Area: 115 sq. km.
Population: 155,000 (2015)
City website: n/a

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