Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 10 Jan 2007
PDS Updated as of 01 May 2008

Project Name Sanitation, Public Health, and Environment Improvement
Country Kiribati
Project/Program Number 28310-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location South Tarawa
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Water Supply and Sanitation
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The Project will only involve minor construction and as such, transient environmental disturbances normally experienced during construction will be insignificant. The project will preempt or minimize potential adverse environmental impacts, and will enhance the environment through (i) repairing and extending sewer outfalls to increase dispersion and project coral reef systems; (ii) providing an incinerator for safe disposal of hospital wastes; and (iii) promoting recycling, reuse, and composting of solid wastes.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Extensive consultations were undertaken with NGO's, community members, church and women's groups. Several community meetings were organised with the help of town councils, and discussions were also held with community elders. Stakeholder workshops were also organised

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project aims to (i) implement institutional reforms in the management of public utilities and environmental resources; (ii) improve the quality and availability of safe drinking water; (iii) rehabilitate and expand sewerage and sanitation system; and (iv) promote hygiene and sanitation through better solid waste management. (Piggybacked to this loan are: Management and Financial Advisory Services for the Restructuring of the Public Utilities Board; and Community Development and Participation Initiatives technical assistance.)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The growing demand for adequate water and sanitation services in South Tarawa has stretched the capacity of the existing system. The facilities for basic utilities are in poor state of repair and impair economic growth potential in Kiribati, exposing the population to serious health hazards.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Jan 10
Consulting Services
The Project Management Office and Project Implementation Units will be assisted by consultants recruited under the Project for design, preparation of bidding documents, and construction supervision. Consultants will also assist in environment monitoring and Project performance monitoring.
Contracts for the purchase of equipment will be carried out using international competitive bidding and international shopping procedures. Procurement for the main civil works contract will be carried out following international competitive bidding among prequalified contractors.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 14 Apr 1997 to 28 Apr 1997
Management Review Meeting 17 Jun 1997
Approval 08 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1648 08 Dec 1998 28 Apr 1999 15 Sep 1999 31 Dec 2003 31 Dec 2005 09 Apr 2008

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Richard S. Phelps (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Ms Teea Tira


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