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Rural Infrastructure Preliminary Findings  

Rural Infrastructure Preliminary Findings

The project area, which includes parts of the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom, covers the central lowland plains of Cambodia around Tonle Sap lake, either side of highways 5 and 6. The terrain is flat, with an elevation difference of only 5 to 10 metres. The plains are the result of longterm deposition originating from surrounding mountains as well as from sediments deposited by the annual cycle of flooding. . The information presented in this report is based on work undertaken during the International Rural Infrastructure Engineer's first input on the TSLSP PPTA from 28 August to 30 September 2006. Field visits were made to the six provinces around Tonle Sap, a literature review was undertaken and discussions were held with staff of relevant line agencies, both at provincial and central level, and with agencies and projects working around Tonle Sap. Key points arising from meetings and field visits are given in Appendix 3. . An outline of existing infrastructure in the project area is followed by details of other projects involved in providing rural infrastructure around Tonle Sap and lessons learnt from them. Capacity at provincial level is discussed briefly. Opportunities for rural infrastructure interventions are identified and criteria for selecting and prioritizing infrastructure subprojects are detailed. Finally, the proposed workplan for the two Rural Infrastructure Engineers is outlined.

Published by: GFA Consulting Group -
Uploaded on: Feb 2009
File size: 195 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Infrastructure
Category: Structure

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