Developing Sustainable Climate Resilient Infrastructure Solutions in Cambodia
Climate change is a growing threat to all countries, but more so in Cambodia, where infrastructure needs substantial improvements in all sectors.
The Asian Development Bank, with support from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience of the Climate Investment Funds, is assisting Cambodia to build climate-resilient infrastructure through a $588 million investment program called Strategic Program for Climate Resilience. The program led to the development of new regulations, technical guidelines, and legal requirements on construction of infrastructure specific to the nation’s three distinct geographic regions: the coastal areas, the highlands, and the central lowlands.
The project in Kampong Cham province, for example, focused on strengthening jetties in Mekong river islands with a concrete slope, which allows people to continue to use the ferry during the rainy season.