Egis involved in the sustainable development of 3 Cambodian cities
The project, funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) contributes to the sustainable development of three secondary cities: Battambang, Kampot and Kratieh-Chhlong.
The criteria for selection of these cities are to better balance the regional development, to strengthen city-centers for the benefit of large regions and to enhance the specific touristic potential of their unique heritage.
The specific objectives of the project are the following:
- To define a coherent urban project to drive the sustainable development of city centres;
- To upgrade utilities and public services for the benefit of the population and reduce flooding vulnerability in dense urban areas; when opportunities exist these upgrades should enhance women’s living conditions;
- To foster the attractiveness of city centres in order to reduce urban sprawl and promote low carbon mobility and sustainable tourism;
- To reinforce local economic development and support job creation for women and men through fostering local knowledge and capacities, local production and creativity;
- To consolidate local governance at all scales by updating and strengthening the legal and regulatory frameworks, and urban management capacities with a focus on the opportunities for women to join the teams;
- To facilitate partnerships between local authorities, the private sector and the inhabitants for better living and working conditions and seize the opportunities inhering in natural and urban heritage to develop economic activity.
Egis undertakes a Feasibility Study to identify actions to be implemented in each of the three cities:
- To define a spatial and thematic perimeter for action.
- To define management and governance tools for the project at the local and national levels.
- To evaluate the budget required for implementing the various components of the project.
Egis provides diagnosis and feasibility study on several technical components adapted to the context and needs of each city. The works anticipated include the rehabilitation of utilities, works on riversides and rehabilitation of old bridges, the development of high-quality public spaces, the enhancement of heritage buildings, capacity-building for urban management and support for economic activities, notably in the field of culture and tourism.