Environment and Social Safeguards Framework Cambodia: Road Asset Management Project II (RAMP-II)
1. The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) through the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) is provided with World Bank financing to implement a new Road Asset Management Project (RAMP-II) for a period, from 2016 to 2022. The new project will support the scaling up of the original RAMP project’s achievements to ensure continued effective use of the rehabilitated national and provincial road network in support of the economic development in Cambodia. The project will continue to integrate periodic rehabilitation and maintenance investments with institutional support and capacity development for prioritization and planning, implementation of maintenance activities. This safeguard policy document, namely Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework (ESSF) applicable and implemented under the original project, has been updated for the purposes of RAMP-II. The ESSF covers the Indigenous People Development Framework (IPDF), Compensation and Resettlement Policy Framework (CRPF) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to be applied to all subprojects to be implemented under RAMP-II regardless of financing source. Since the four road section packages to be financed by RAMP-II are known in terms of locations and impacts, MPWT has prepared site-specific EMPs and abbreviated Resettlement Action Plans (ARAPs) for these packages, after the completion of the detailed designs for road repair and maintenance in August 2014. The ESSF and subsequent safeguard documents have been prepared in line with national applicable laws and the Bank operational policy OP 4.01, provisions on Environment Assessment, OP 4.12 on Involuntary Resettlement, and OP 4.10 on Indigenous People. For precautionary reasons, the ESSF remains applicable for RAMP-II as an umbrella safeguard instrument to guide possible future additional works for unforeseen road maintenance activities. RAMP-II will support the repair and maintenance of the four sections/packages of National Road 3 (NR 3) and NR 7 under MPWT’s responsibility. The two road lines (i.e., NR3 and NR7) are divided into four road sections: Package 1: Periodic maintenance of 54 km of NR3 from Kompot provincial town to Veal Rinh intersection of NR3 and NR4, with performance based contract covering routine maintenance for three years. It also supports the construction of side drains of 17 km along the NR 3 road. Package 2: Periodic maintenance of 50 km of NR7 from PK136 to PK186, with performance based contract covering routine maintenance for three years. It also supports the construction of both side drains along 28.7 km of the NR7 road. Package 3: Periodic maintenance of 57 km of NR7 from PK186 to PK243, with performance based contract covering routine maintenance for three years. It also supports the construction of both side drains along 37.7 km of the NR 7 road. Package 4: Periodic maintenance of 57 km of NR7 from PK243 to PK300, with performance based contract covering routine maintenance for three years. It also supports the construction of both side drains along 11.8 km along of the NR7 road. The environmental and social screening and consultations carried out by the project in November 2013 suggests that significant social or environmental impacts are not anticipated. The findings of the screening were confirmed by the WB safeguard mission during its visit to the project sites in December 2013. The updated ESSF will be applied during the project implementation (including Site Specific EMPs and Abbreviated RAPs) of the subprojects, including road safety, which will be applied before civil works may commence and then monitored accordingly.
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