Cambodia: Energy Transition Sector Development Program, Subprogram 1 (ADB-54430-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Cambodia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Kep Province, Kampot Province, and others
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 14, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Cambodia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Climate and Environment
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 41.20 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 77.32 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 @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 11, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Dec 15, 2022

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Project Description
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The ADB states that the objective of the project is to expand the market for energy efficiency technologies and services in Cambodia.
The Sector Development Program encompasses three output areas, and technical training and awareness raising programs on energy efficiency for various government agencies and the utility will be supported as a cross-cutting measure. The modality was chosen to allow support for enabling policies and programs, alongside support for key demonstration-scale investment projects, in a synchronized manner.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

In addition to the support from the ADB, the project receives financial contributions from the ASEAN, the World Bank, the Green Climate Fund, and the Government of Cambodia. The ADB is in charge of administering the other multilateral development institutions' loans.

Contact Information
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Responsible ADB Officers:

Toru Kubo - Director of the Energy Division, South East Asia Department
Telephone: +632 8632 4563


Pradeep Tharakan - Mission Leader and Principal Climate Change Specialist
Telephone: +66 2 263 5300


Executing Agency - Ministry of Mines and Energy:

Officer's Name: H.E. Dr. Ty Norin - Secretary of State
Telephone: (+855) 23 219 574

Email address: 

Office Address:
#79-89, Pasteur Street(51), Sangkat
Phsar Thmey3, Khan Daun Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Implementing Agency 1 - Electricite du Cambodge:

Address: No 2, Street Preah Yukunthor, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Officer's Name: H.E. Keo Rottanak - Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Managing Director of EDC
Telephone: (+855) 23 723 971

Email address: 

Officer's Name: Dr. Praing Chulasa - Deputy Managing Director of Planning and Techniques
Telephone: (+855) 12 444 968

Email address:            

Officer's Name: Nget Sokhan - Deputy Managing Director of Finance and Business
Telephone: (+855) 12 725 777

Email address:

Implementing Agency 2 -Ministry of Public Works and Transport:

Officer's Name: H.E. Vong Pisith - Under Secretary of State
Telephone: 855 12 833 411

Email address: 

Office Address:
Street 598, SK Chraing Chamreh II,

Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh



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