Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 22 May 2011

Project Name Power Distribution and Greater Mekong Subregion Transmission Project (formerly Provincial Power & Transmission Project)
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 34390-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity Transmission and Distribution
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance4078Technical Assistance Special Fund730

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The TA is expected to lead to an ADB financed project that will (i) encourage economic activity by providing wider access to lower cost, reliable electricity supplies to the national capital and economically important provincial towns; and (ii) provide the first link for international power trade between Cambodia and Viet Nam. All existing generation is powered by diesel engines using imported fuel, and, in spite of reasonably efficient operation by Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), electricity prices to all consumers are the highest in the region. The scope of the TA is to prepare a project with the following components: (i) rehabilitation/expansion of the generating/distribution facilities in about 5 provincial towns. This will include medium and low voltage networks; (ii) construction of a 220 kV transmission line from the Vietnamese border to Phnom Penh with distribution substations at Takeo and west Phnom Penh; (iii) provide access to an electricity supply to households along the transmission line route; (iv) build capacity in EDC, the Ministry of Industry Mines and Energy (MIME) and the Regulator (EAC); and (v) draft Terms of Reference for consultants who will be engaged under the loan, to prepare bid documents to develop small hydropower projects.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2009 Jul 02
Consulting Services
The TA will be undertaken by an international consulting firm and require about 23 person-months of international consultants and about 5 person-months of domestic consultants.
Equipment to be financed under the TA will be procured in accordance to ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 18 Oct 2002 to 28 Oct 2002
Management Review Meeting
Approval 10 Jan 2003


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 4078 10 Jan 2003 04 Mar 2003 04 Mar 2003 31 Jan 2004 31 Dec 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 4078 730 730 714 16 714 16

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Tianhua Luo (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Electricite Du Cambodge
Mr. Tan Kim Vinn, Managing Director


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