GMS Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth (Loan - Cambodia)


Project 46293-004
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Type Loan
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Cambodia
Start 2014
End 2021
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 18,770

Project Description

The project will remove physical and capacity constraints impeding tourism development in Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong, three provinces situated in the GMS Southern Coastal Corridor. It will contribute to inclusive economic growth in Cambodia by (i) creating about 17,000 tourism- related jobs, 60% of which will be held by women; (ii) paving 6.5 kilometers of rural roads and constructing a marine ferry terminal to open new areas for tourism and improve access to markets and social services for about 12,000 residents; (iii) improving wastewater management in areas important for tourism to reduce public health hazards for 12,700 residents and 1.16 million annual visitors beginning in 2019; and (iv) facilitating business support services and access to microfinance for at least 375 micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. The project will strengthen regional cooperation and integration by implementing regional tourism standards, promoting multi-country tour circuits, and facilitating policy dialogue to reduce nonphysical barriers to travel. The project investment plan is in line with the GMS Tourism Sector Strategy, 2005-2015 and Cambodia-s Tourism Development Strategic Plan, 2012-2020.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Ongoing. As of 30 June 2020, overall progress is 81%. Kampot International Ferry Port being constructed; Kep Crab Market Environment Improvements completed. Tourism planning and capacity building activities on-track.


Contact 1
Contact Name Nida, Ouk
Organization SERD/ADB
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