Cambodia: Cross-border Livestock Health and Value-chain Infrastructure Improvement Project (AIIB-000707)

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Laos
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Kingdom of Cambodia
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 43.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 43.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Feb 2, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the AIIB website:

The Project aims to strengthen health safety and promote cross-board livestock trading among countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Thailand, and China.

The Project will support, based on the One Health approach: (i) the construction of a vaccine center and establishment of disease control zones to strengthen the prevention and monitoring system of animal and zoonotic diseases; (ii) refurbishment of the national animal health research institute, provincial animal health laboratories and relevant facilities to upgrade diagnosis and control functions of the diseases (iii) establishment of livestock value chain infrastructure with high standards of hygiene and sanitation; (iv) enhancement of policies and regulations for better health, safety, supply and trade in livestock and livestock products; and (v) operation and management of the Project.


The Project's environmental and social (ES) risks and impacts will be assessed in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) as ADB is a lead co-financier. To ensure a harmonized approach to addressing the ES risks and impacts of the Project, and as permitted under AIIB's Environmental and Social Policy (ESP), ADB's SPS will apply to the Project in lieu of AIIB's ESP. AIIB has reviewed ADB's SPS and is satisfied that: (a) it is consistent with AIIB's Articles of Agreement and materially consistent with the provisions of AIIB's ESP, including the Environmental and Social Exclusion List and the relevant ES Standards; and (b) the monitoring procedures will be put in place for the Project. ADB has categorized the ES risks of the project as Category B for Environment, B for Involuntary Resettlement and B for Indigenous Peoples, as it is likely to have ES impacts that are site-specific, few if any of them are irreversible, and in most cases, mitigation measures can be designed more readily than for category A projects. This is equivalent to Category B if AIIB's ESP were applicable. ADB has categorized this project as effective gender mainstreaming. A project-specific, gender sensitive and culturally appropriate Grievance Readiness Mechanism (GRM) will be established to receive, acknowledge, evaluate and facilitate the resolution of the complaints relating to ES issues with corrective actions proposed. This will be undertaken using understandable and transparent processes that are gender-responsive, culturally appropriate and readily accessible to all segments of the affected people. Records of grievances received, corrective actions taken, and their outcomes shall be properly maintained. The information of project-specific GRM and ADB's IAM will be disclosed timely to local stakeholders and the project-affected people (PAPs) in an appropriate manner.

The main and more complex adverse impacts of the subprojects will come from operation phase versus construction phase. Activities at sub-projects during construction stage may generate solid waste, wastewater, noise, air emission and soil erosion, and disturbance to nearby residents and potentially pollute water bodies, disturbing local ecology, and local physical cultural resources. Therefore, the client has prepared the draft environmental assessment and review framework, a Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework, an Ethnic Minority Development Framework, a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Action Plan, a Stakeholder Consultation Participation Plan and a Communication Strategy. The frameworks will guide the design of specific and proportionate mitigation plans. Above prepared ES documentations have been disclosed on ADB's website and being uploaded on AIIB's website and the Government's website. Moreover, semi-annual ES monitoring reports will be provided by the client to AIIB for review, and retain rights to conduct supervision in the course of the Project implementation along with ADB once conditions allow.

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AIIB Team Lead

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Masato Nakane

Senior Investment Operations Specialist - Social Infrastructure



H.E. Pen Thirong

Under Secretary of State



H.E. Dr. Tan Phannara

Director General,
General Directorate of Animal Health and Production,
Ministry of Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries



Srinivasan Ancha

Principal Climate Change Specialist




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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:

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:

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