Capacity Development Support for Cross-Border Economic Corridor / Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Sihanoukville Province
Project Type
Capacity Building
Implementing Partners
Total Financing
  • Environmental and Social Frameworks
  • Investment Climate
  • Investment Cycle Capacity Building for Integration of Standards
  • Risk Management
  • Trade Facilitation
Project Description

The objective of this project is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia in development and implementation of a comprehensive masterplan for the multi-purpose Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Sihanoukville has the only international deep-sea port in the country and is a driver of Cambodia's international investment and trade activities and is also a critical link for connectivity within the Greater Mekong region and beyond. The MCDF grant focuses on investment cycle capacity building for integration of standards (with a focus on environmental and social standards), risk management and trade facilitation. The support provided aims to improve the future formulation of high-quality infrastructure and connectivity investment projects (project preparation) in connection with the SEZ.

Alignment with MCDF Core Values

The project will address institutional capacity gaps to help implement IFI standards (including environmental and social aspects) in the context of a complex integrated masterplan aimed at bolstering high-quality infrastructure, and connectivity investments that will engage a multitude of partners.