Rural Electrification and Transmission

Project Summary

The 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; andaccelerate 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME), Royal Government of Cambodia
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
10,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
501,000 USD
Total Cost 16,580,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
22 Sep 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
05 Dec 2003
Project closed
31 Jan 2012