Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 07 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 06 Nov 2007

Project Name Regional Development
Country Maldives
Project/Program Number 28321-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Baarah, Dhidhdhoo, Filladhoo, Hanimaadhoo, Kelaa, Kulhuduffushi, Kumundhoo, Nolhivaram, and Nolhivaramfaru in Northern Development Region (NDR); and Feydhoo, Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, and Maradhoo-Feydhoo in Southern Development Region (SDR)
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Sector Multisector
Subsector Multisector
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1695Asian Development Fund8,000
TOTAL US$ 8,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The Project aims to provide the focus for regional development in the NDR and SDR, thereby supporting more equitable development in the country and taking some of the pressure off Male, the capital. The Project includes construction of permanent regional development and management offices in Hithadhoo and Kulhuduffushi; training of local staff; upgrading of a 17-km road from Gan to Hithadhoo; upgrading of streets in urban areas of the focus islands; provision of rainwater collection and storage for 2,000 individual households in the NDR and SDR; provision of appropriate technology solutions to sanitation for 1,000 individual households in NDR; construction of a 70-m bridge and 200-m culverted causeway in SDR (for environmental reasons); provision for solid waste disposal and septic tank desludging; and the setting up of permanent environmental monitoring of the freshwater lens, the coastal geomorphology and the marine ecology of the 13 focus islands.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project is needed to improve the living conditions of the people in the NDR and SDR and thus will act as a catalyst for economic growth, which, in turn, will b ring employment. It is the first major thrust to implement the Government policy of equitable development.

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 Feb 07
Consulting Services
About 78 person-months of international and 40 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. The international consulting firm will be required in the fields of land use planning, solid waste, groundwater, marine ecology, road design engineering, civil engineering, water supply and sanitation engineering, bridge design engineering, sea transport economics, information systems, and environmental monitoring. Individual domestic consultants will be required in the fields of administration, computers, public awareness, health engineering, environment, and auditing.
Procurement
Equipment and materials will be acquired using international competitive bidding and international shopping procedures as appropriate. Civil works contracts that are relatively small in value will be carried out using local competitive bidding procedures.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/28321-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 10 Feb 1999 to 24 Feb 1999
Management Review Meeting 06 May 1999
Approval 02 Sep 1999
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1695 02 Sep 1999 06 Dec 1999 02 Mar 2000 31 Dec 2004 31 Dec 2005 20 Nov 2006

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Sep 2014 Loan 1695 6,392 0 97.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Sep 2014 Loan 1695 6,622 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1695

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Mr. Riluwan Shareef

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/28321-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/28321-013/documents