GMS Corridor Towns Development Project (Loan 2983)


Project 43319-033
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Type Loan
Sector Water and Other Urban Infrastructure and Services
Country Cambodia
Start 2012
End 2021
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 43,880

Project Description

The project will enhance the competitiveness of towns along the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC). The project will transform the corridor towns of Battambang, Bavet, Neak Loeung, and Poipet in Cambodia into economic hubs by improving urban-environmental infrastructure and strengthening institutional capacities of provincial and local authorities. The productivity of economic enterprises in these towns will be significantly improved since there will be increased climate resilience through flood control measures. The environment will be improved through clean wastewater, disposal of solid waste, and enhanced mobility on improved urban roads. The project will provide environmental infrastructure for wastewater treatment and solid waste management, which will, among others, help to reduce the carbon footprint of these towns, making them cleaner and greener, and more livable. The project will finance 10 subprojects in these towns.

Progress (as of March 2021)


Contact 1
Contact Name Sann, Ratha
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • In project towns, trade services increased from 8.4% of GDP in 2007 to 18.4%; transport and communication services increased from 6.9% of GDP in 2007 to 16.9%; hotels and restaurant services increased from 4.3% of GDP in 2007 to 14.3% by 2023.
  • Employment opportunities for women increased from 52% in 2012 to 53.5% (nationally) by 2023.
  • Flood-affected population in Battambang and Neak Loeung reduced by 30% of regularly affected population (50,400 in 2012) by 2023.
  • Improved access to urban infrastructure affects 558,220 inhabitants (cumulative figure) in four project towns.
  • Annual economic impact of poor sanitation, accounting for a loss of $33 in 2005 per capita per year, reduced by 40%.