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Components

The project has three main components as follows:

Component A - Road Asset Management. The component includes the preservation of MPWT’s road network through annual programs for periodic maintenance works and provides necessary implementation support.

Component B - Capacity Development. This component will support the capacity development at the institutional, organizational and individual level for MPWT to perform its road asset management functions effectively and efficiently.

Component C – Merit Based Performance Incentive (MBPI). This component will provide funding for initiating the MBPI program in MPWT.


Project Cost by Component and/or Activity

(US $m)
Total (US$ m)
Component A – Road Asset Management  
A1 – Annual Work Plans (AWP) 43.05 
A2 – Implementation Support 3.56 
(a) Year one works consultant
0.13
 
(b) Implementation advisor (including RMDS support)
1.54 
 
(c) Construction supervision
1.74 
 
(d) Technical and Financial Audits
 0.26 
Component B - Capacity Development  
B1 – Institutional and Road Management Strengthening 1.24 
B2 – Asset Management Capacity 0.40 
B3 - Private Sector Development 0.20 
B4 - Road Safety 0.23 
B5 – Sub-Decree on Resettlement Training 0.30 
B6 - HIV/AIDS Awareness 0.10 
B7 – Monitoring and Evaluation 0.15 
Component C – Merit Based Performance Incentive  
MBPI Payments 1.10 
Total Baseline Cost 50.33 
Physical Contingencies 3.56 
Price Contingencies
2.18 
Total Project Costs  56.07 
Notes:
1. Contingencies are not shown separately, but included in the costs shown later in the section.
2. Costs include applicable taxes (which apply only to civil works costs)
3. Interest during construction is included only in the ADB financed portion of the project.
4. Front end fee for IDA finance was waived at the time of Board presentation

Component A - Road Asset Management (US$52.3 million including contingencies)
The component will support the preservation of MPWT’s road network through annual programs for periodic maintenance works, and provide support for the implementation of the works, including: preparation of the engineering designs and bidding documents, project management, construction supervision of civil works (including safeguard activities), and independent technical and financial audits. Incremental operating costs are provided for the operation of the Road Data Collection and Management Unit (RDCMU) and the Road Maintenance Decision Support System (RMDS), as well as other routine project-related activities. Three vehicles will be purchased for RDCMU use to perform its functions. (One vehicle will be assigned to the office of the Project Manager and the other two vehicles will be for common use.) Restoration of office space and a meeting room in the General Department of Public Works (GDPW) and provision of furniture and equipment is also included for the use of the Project Director and his support staff.

Component B - Capacity Development (US$2.62 million)
This component will support the overall capacity development of MPWT to perform its road asset management functions more effectively and efficiently. It will:
  1. Strengthen MPWT’s road management processes, systems and staff capacity to undertake effective road asset management and privatize five to six of MPWT’s force account units; and
  2. Provide financial support to general programs aimed at mitigating negative impacts of road traffic.
Component C – Merit Based Performance Incentive (MBPI) (US$1.10 million)
This component will provide funding for initiating the MBPI program in selected departments of the General Department of Public Works (GDPW) and the General Department of Administration and Planning (GDAP) of MPWT. The MBPI program will support civil service reform and improvements to the institutional and technical capacity of the MPWT to manage the Kingdom of Cambodia’s road assets. The key objective of the RAMP MBPI is to provide the necessary environment for the active and energetic participation of staff involved in the establishment of effective road asset management functionality, and to ensure through meritbased selection and through effective performance management and capacity development processes. Incentives, performance management and capacity development identification mechanisms will enable staff to perform effectively in pursuit of the project objectives. Staff will be selected using a transparent and merit based system, and appointed to positions that contribute to effective ongoing use of the rehabilitated national and provincial road network.

The MBPI is an innovative, complementary feature of the RAMP, which will assist the RGC to expand the civil service reform in the context of the Public Financial Management Reform Program, and to institutionalize an accelerated pay enhancement program based on the following key features:
  1. RGC agrees to pay an increasing share of the cost over time, eventually assuming the full cost of the incentive payments;
  2. Participants are selected on the basis of their abilities according to agreed criteria, and under a mechanism to remove non-performers according to agreed criteria;
  3. Management of MBPI is based on the MBPI Manual approved by MPWT and based on the generic manual approved by Council for Administration Reform (CAR); and
  4. The MBPI is supervised by the Reform Committee and Incentives and Recruitment Subcommittee.