KH07 Green growth governance – Waste water and sanitation

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  20190401
End Date q1 20191231
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 89,295
Budget Percentage 100%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 90,095
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 90,095
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Public Works and Transport; National Council for Sustainable Development
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Core funded
Name of consortium members, if any
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

GGGI Cambodia has supported government and city authorities in Cambodia in developing a “Phnom Penh Sustainable City Strategic Plan” (approved by the Governor in 2018) and a “Secondary City Strategic Plan” (in the final stages of approval). The Plans propose a holistic concept of green urban economic growth, social inclusion and resilience – addressing a broad range of issues including energy, transport, building, public space, solid waste, drainage and wastewater management, combined with an investment prioritization exercise. In that investment prioritization, wastewater management (together with solid waste management) comes out as a clear priority across cities. Approximately 9.4 million Cambodians lack access to improved sanitation, which particularly impacts the poor and marginalized communities. Only 3 wastewater treatment plants exist in the country (Battambang, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville) and these are not fully operational.

The project objective is to continue supporting stronger regulation and SME business growth in the sanitation sector in Cambodia, and to mobilize initial investments in sanitation infrastructure. This project related to IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks.

GGGI built on progress and lessons learnt from the past biennium and focus on fund mobilization to take concept projects to investment stage. Thus, the main activities of this project is to conduct i.)investment mobilization, ii.)improving business viability for fecal sludge management in Siem Reap, and iii.)policy advice and coordination.

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Policy and business modeling measures provide an enabling environment for decentralized sanitation services and infrastructure. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies: N/A

GGGI drafted a 5 year action plan to articulate government needs and required work in WWS infrastructure, policy and technical assistance nationally. GGGI also reviewed a draft law on wastewater management. 

ii. Green Investments: 

GGGI partnered with BORDA to develop a sanitation solution and private public cost recovery scheme for Rabbit Island at the request of Kep municipality. The proposal, including engineering pre-design, has been included by the municipality in the City Investment Plan. Businesses have formally signed off on the public-private cost recovery scheme. 

Business models for FSM in Siem Reap have been finalized and submitted to the World Bank, for inclusion into their upcoming sanitation loan package.  

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products 

Total of 5 capacity building activities in the form of workshops to present FSM study conducted in Siem Reap, disseminiation mission to Kep/Rabbit island and presenting detailed studies to the government and SMEs.

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Karolien Casaer

Chantharo Kahn, Jerome Fakhry, Putheary Kuy, Sut Samedy