Project Name Sanitation, Public Health, and Environment Improvement
Project Number 28310-013
Country Kiribati
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Water supply and sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description 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.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location South Tarawa

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

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.
Procurement 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.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Ms Teea Tira
P.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 14 Apr 1997 to 28 Apr 1997
MRM 17 Jun 1997
Approval 08 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 01 May 2008

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