As stated by the AIIB, the objective of Cambodia Integrated Water Resources Management Project is to improve dry season irrigation water availability and to cope with wet season flooding in Pursat and Sangker River Basins through an integrated water resource management (IWRM) approach.
The Project will be co-financed with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), who will be the lead co-financier. To achieve the objective, the Project will:
(i) strengthen the planning and coordination capacities of the provincial River Basin Management Committees (RBMCs);
(ii) increase irrigation water availability in the dry season through construction and rehabilitation of water regulator and canals; and
(iii) improve flood-control and drainage facilities to reduce flood risks in the wet season.
Three components have been proposed for the Project:
Component 1 - Strengthen the planning and coordination capacities of water resources management of provincial RMBCs;
Component 2 - Increase irrigation water availability during the dry season; and
Component 3 - Reduce flood risks during the wet season.
As stated by the AIIB, the ADB has categorized the ES risks and impacts of the Project as Category B for Environment, B for Involuntary Resettlement, and B for Indigenous Peoples.
AIIB Team Leader:
Bo Zhang - Investment Operations Officer
ADB Team Leader:
Ryutaro Takaku-Bessho - Principal Water Resources Specialist
Borrower - Government of Cambodia:
H.E. Pen Thirong - Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance
Implementing Agency - Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology:
H.E. Chann Sinath - Secretary of State, Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.aiib.org/en/contact/information-request/index.html
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM). The PPM provides Òan opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIBÕs failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.Ó Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint. Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply. You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html
The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html