ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF CAMBODIA
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT
Greater Mekong Sub-region- Southern Coastal Corridor Project (GMS-SCCP)
ADB LOAN 2373 – CAM (SF)
    
 
 

RATIONAL OF THE GMS SOUTHERN COASTAL CORRIDOR
 
GMS-Southern Coastal Road Corridor (SCRC)

The SCRC is an integral part of the Southern Economic Corridor which is one of the eleven flagship programs of the 10 year Greater Mekong Sub-region Strategic Framework. The Southern Coastal Corridor road network stretches from Bangkok southward through Cambodia to southern of Viet Nam.

In Cambodia section, the Project extends from the Cambodia-Thai border at Cham Yeam in Koh Kong province to the Cambodia-Viet Nam border at Preak Chak in Kampot province. Some parts of Southern Coastal Corridor road network in Cambodia section had been upgraded and others are being improved under funding assistance from Asian development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Australia; and the Ministry of Public Work and Transport is the executing agency.


Map of GMS-Southern Coastal Corridor
 
 
The GMS-SCC Project (Cambodia) - ADB LOAN 2373 - CAM (SF) - Original Scope of Works
 
As per Original Scope of Works, this Project will complete the Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Coastal Corridor (GMS-SCC) Corridor in Cambodia. The Project components include: (i) Rehabilitation of transport infrastructure: 15.8 kilometers (km) of National Road (NR)33 will be improved to the border with Viet Nam at Preak Chak; (ii) New Cross-Border Facilities will be constructed in Preak Chak (at border with Viet Nam) and Koh Kong (at border with Thailand), whose designs will take into account the works carried out under the ADB's TA6307-REG on the Implementation of the GMS Cross-Border Transport Agreement approved in 2006; (iii) Road Maintenance; and, (iv) HIV/AIDS and Trafficking Awareness Program.
 
The impact of the Project will be to promote economic growth in the Project area and the GMS by strengthening connectivity with neighboring countries and increasing competitiveness. The outcome of the Project will be to reduce transport time and costs on the corridor, and induce more efficient movement of passengers and goods within the Project area and between GMS countries.
 
 
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