The Kingdom of Cambodia has applied financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of Korea through EDCF to finance the Rural Roads Improvement Project III which intended to improve 56 rural roads with total length of about 724 km in ten (10) provinces (Kampong Cham, Kratie, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Tboung Khmum, Kampong Chnang, Kandal, Kampong Speu, Takeo and Kampot province). The scopes of the civil works are to improve the project rural roads with DBST (double bituminous surface treatment) and concrete pavement including road furniture. The project has been implemented from 2019-2025 under the total estimated cost of US$ 133.574 Million in which comprises of ADB and EDCF’s financing and contribution of the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) is the only Executing Agency (EA) and the Implementing Agencies (IAs) are Project Management Unit (PMU) under MRD and Provincial Departments of Rural Development (PDRDs).
The rehabilitated roads will provide poor rural communities with a safer, disaster- and climate-resilient rural road network with all-year access to markets and other social services. The project will continue to support the sustainability of the rural road network through (i) a rural road maintenance regime in the MRD; (ii) a community-based road safety program;