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Detail of GEF Project #946

GEF Project ID946
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRural Electrification and Transmission
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Pipeline Entry Date2000-09-21
PDF-B Approval Date2000-09-22
Approval Date2001-05-11
CEO Endorsement Date2003-12-05
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-12-16
Project Completion Date2012-01-31
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME), Royal Government of Cambodia
DescriptionThe overall project objectives are to: Eliminate the policy, institutional, financing and information barriers that impede the market development for renewable energy in Cambodia so that rural people can have increased access to electricity services; and accelerate rural transformation by expanding electricity access by offering: (i) technical assistance and capacity building for key stakeholders, and (ii) investments in renewable energy systems for isolated mini-grids using hydro sources and in off-grid solar and village hydro.
Implementation StatusProject progress is rated satisfactory because (a) while external factors delayed project progress at the outset, the implementation of the interconnection with Vietnam, the key investment to secure supply and reduce costs, is on track; (b) counterparts acknowledged that REF is a pilot idea that will require nurturing, and Government is committed to support the REF; (c) Project ownership is strong as evidenced by the support and active presence of ministries and their highest officials during the entire Project Launch Workshop and agreement to cost-share the workshop expenses; and (d) implementation of technical assistance components which is the building block for institutional development and smooth Project management is being taken seriously and has already commenced in all agencies.
PDF B Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,750,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,080,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
10,500,000 USD
Project Cost
16,580,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
501,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
10,500,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
16,580,000 USD
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