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    Reference: 20170965
    Release date: 18 July 2018

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Construction of Bakheng Water Treatment Plant (WTP), in the northern outskirts of Phnom Penh. The intake will be located on the west bank of the Mekong River.


    The proposed operation, which will be extended under the ELM 2014-2020 mandate, will contribute to the social and economic infrastructure (i.e. improving potable water production and distribution) and environmental sustainability in Cambodia.


    • Water, sewerage - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

    Under ELM Guarantee

    This operation is covered by the ELM Guarantee.

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    USD 115 million (EUR 98 million)

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    USD 247 million (EUR 211 million)

    Environmental aspects

    The proposed investments will focus on increasing the capacity of systems and expanding water service coverage with direct positive impact to people's livelihoods and the environment. Where required, full environmental impact assessments (EIAs) will be carried out as well as any required environmental and social management plans (ESMPs). Details will be assessed during appraisal.


    The Promoter will be required to implement the project in accordance with AFD procurement rules and procedures, and in compliance with the requirements and standards agreed between EIB and AFD for projects under the Mutual Reliance Initiative for operations outside the EU, as foreseen in the Bank's Guide to Procurement. In particular, calls for international tenders will be published in the OJEU in accordance with the Bank's Guide to Procurement.


    Signed - 18/12/2018


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Cambodia Water, sewerage