City Interventions

Provincial Water Supply and Sanitation

Country: Cambodia
City: Battambang, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Tang Krasan

Key Stakeholders and PartnersMinistry of Public Works and Transport; Asian Development Bank; Agence Française de Développement

Project Preparation Study PeriodDecember 2014 – December 2015

CDIA SupportUS$ 734,717

Expected Downstream FinancingUS$ 119.2 million (ADB/AFD)

Infrastructure sectorsWater Supply
Wastewater Management

CDIA priority impact areasEnvironmental Improvement; Good Governance; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

Investment in the urban water and sanitation sector in Cambodia has centered primarily on its capital Phnom Penh and, as a result, infrastructure and institutional development in provincial towns has suffered from inadequate levels of investment. Urban water supply and urban sanitation services in Cambodia are delivered in an uncoordinated and financially unviable manner countrywide. The ADB and AFD are supporting the Government of Cambodia to address the core problem of inadequate water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services. The Provincial Water Supply and Sanitation Project (PWSSP) is proposed to improve and to expand water supply and sanitation coverage in selected towns.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA-supported activities included: (i) rapid assessment of Cambodian towns to confirm the final list of towns selected for the PWSSP; (ii) review and updating of long- and medium-term development plans for the sector and preparation of a 20-year roadmap for increasing urban water supply and sanitation coverage; (iii) preparation of pre-feasibility studies and preliminary engineering designs for prioritized subprojects; and (iv) design of project implementation and procurement arrangements.

Expected Development Outcomes

Residents of selected provincial towns will benefit from: (i) improved operation and financial performance of water supply & sanitation services; (ii) increased water supply coverage particularly among the poor population; and (iii) reduced health risks arising from improvement in sanitation services.


Key City informationLand Area: n/a
Population: 400,000 (2016)
City website: n/a

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