Project Name Regional Development
Project Number 28321-013
Country Maldives
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Multisector - Multisector

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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)

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 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.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Mr. Riluwan Shareef
Ameenee Magu
Republic of the Maldives


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 10 Feb 1999 to 24 Feb 1999
MRM 06 May 1999
Approval 02 Sep 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 06 Nov 2007

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