Flood-Resilient Infrastructure Development in Pursat and Kampong Chhnang Towns Integrated Urban Environmental Management in the Tonle Sap Basin Project


Cambodia is one of the countries in the world most vulnerable to climate change impacts. As part of its response to climate change, the Royal Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with its development partners, is implementing the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) with financial support from the Climate Investment Funds. The SPCR emphasizes two streams to promote climate resilience. The first stream is to build knowledge about climate change impacts on Cambodia and how to mainstream climate resilience into agriculture, water resources and transport and urban infrastructure. The second stream is to invest in applying new skills, techniques, technology, and engineering practices for climate resilience.

Overall Objective

Improved urban services and enhanced climate change resilience

Expected Results

  • Kampong Chhnang urban area environment improved
  • Pursat urban area environment improved
  • Community mobilization and environmental improvements implemented
  • Sector coordination and operations support strengthened


Pursat and Kampong Chhnang


Total of 90,000 where 46,000 are women and girls


  • Flood protection through embankment construction and reinforcement, solid waste management, and road rehabilitation in Kampong Chhnang
  • Drainage improvements, river embankment protection, and solid waste management in Pursat
  • Community mobilization and environmental enhancement through improvements in household sanitation and in climate change and hygiene awareness and action, and the development of community-resilient small-scale infrastructure in pre-identified poor and vulnerable areas, including the use of early warning systems
  • Support for sector coordination and operations with a view to developing a plan for climate change adaptation in urban areas around the Tonlé Sap River