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Rural Infrastructure Programme (Phase VI) - Implementation consulting services and accompanying training consulting services

Project details
Donor organisation: 
Associated enterprises: 
Transport & Mobility
Project volume: 
1,792,315 €
Value of services: 
1,075,389 €
Start of project: 
May, 2018
End of project: 
April, 2021
Project description: 

The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) through its Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) entered into financing agreements (separate for investment measures and training measures) with the Federal Republic of Germany through the KfW Development Bank on 19 December 2017, for the total amount of EUR 6,210,000 (EUR 5,610,000 for investments and EUR 600,000 for training) for the “Rural Infrastructure Programme, Phase VI”.

Service description: 

RIP VI is composed of two components. The first component is the implementation of the investment measures component which focuses on the following project implementation:

  • Rehabilitation and upgrading of rural roads as well as construction of associated small scale civil works like bridges and culverts;
  • Spot improvements like bridges and culverts;
  • New construction of related off-road infrastructure;
  • Project management and operation;
  • Contingencies, audits, MRD training assistance and others.

The second component is the accompanying training measures component which has the objective to improve the MRD capability in project management and rural road maintenance management. This includes:

  • Training courses for MRD staff (i.e. RIP Programme Management Unit, DRR, PDRDs of project provinces) in the field of rural road maintenance management;
  • On-the-job training for PDRD staff in the provinces in the field of project planning, tendering, supervision and other relevant project management issues; and
  • Technical support to the new MRD road materials laboratory’s staff, by providing training to strengthen their capacities to carry out on-site material quality checks and to ensure the long-term independent operation of the laboratory.

This phase aims to assist the RGC in rehabilitation of rural roads and associated structures, and selected off-road infrastructure in villages along the rehabilitated roads, in Banteay Meanchey province; and to prepare and implement training measures, which also cover the other eleven RIP provinces.

The overall objective of the programme is to improve socio-economic rural living conditions, especially of poor women, in the designated project provinces by improved accessibility to markets, health stations, schools and public services. The project goal of RIP VI is “sustained provision of all-year round access/accessibility to markets as well as other social facilities such as health centres and schools and the positive take-up of this provision by the rural population.”