Project Description

Feasibility Study and Capacity Development for Strengthening Disaster Risk Management

and Rural Resilience in Cambodia

Donor / Partner:  World Bank (WB)  |   Duration: 2016-2017  |  Location: Cambodia

About: Typhoon Ketsana, which made landfall in late September 2009, was one of the worst storms to ever hit Cambodia. Lives were lost, and homes, fields, and infrastructure were destroyed in the provinces of Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap, Stung Treng, Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri.

The original Ketsana Emergency Rehabilitation Project aimed to restore transport, water, and sanitation services to affected regions and improve the Royal Government of Cambodia’s capacity in disaster preparedness and management. This new feasibility study builds on gains made during the Ketsana project with a particular focus on the assessment and rehabilitation of rural roads.

As part of the project, Feasibility Study and Capacity Development for Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Rural Resilience in Cambodia, ICEM has been contracted by the World Bank to develop:

  •  Strategic investment planning: Data collection, flood risk analysis, and participatory mapping with community and stakeholders to identify rural road field study sites.
  • Priority rural roads investments: Feasibility assessments of study sites leading to basic designs and cost estimates for priority rural road improvements.

ICEM will also contribute to long-term capacity development activities by supporting the drafting of terms of reference for follow-up work and by helping to develop rural infrastructure building code standards.

All GIS research and results, including flood risk analysis and road data, will be added to the MRD rural road inventory.