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.