Environmental and Social Safeguards

Environment and Social Safeguards Framework
Cambodia: Road Asset Management Project II (RAMP-II)

I. Introduction

       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.

                 1.   Abbreviated RAP for NR3_Jan 15 2016 -approved   (Download)

                 2.  ESSF_RAMPII_7 Dec 2015-FInal+SP       (Download)

                 3.  TEG-2010                                            (Download)

                 4.  Updated RAMP II-EMP_NR3+NR7_21.12  (Download)

                 5. Abbreviated RAP for NR7_Jan 15 2016-approved-update (Download)

 

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