Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 14 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 09 Jan 2007

Project Name Provincial Towns Water Supply and Sanitation
Country Papua New Guinea
Project/Program Number 31467-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location PNG - selected provincial towns
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)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The project is to have long-lasting and significant improvements in personal and community health, and will address one of the greatest felt needs of the poor, i.e., reliable access to safe water and sanitation services. Similarly, the project will result in significant, widespread and long-lasting environmental improvements.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholder consultations undertaken.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


While the overall goal is to promote human and economic development in selected provincial towns by improving public health and quality of life, the project has the following two primary objectives: (i) improvement of social indicators for the overall population and in particular the poor communities of selected provincial towns and (ii) governance improvement of the Water Supply and Sanitation sector. The direct project objectives of the proposed Project are the following: (i) Coverage increase and quality improvement in the delivery of basic water and sanitation services; (ii) Poverty reduction and health improvement for poor households and other urban residents through low-cost sanitation, community awareness and health education programs; (iii) Improvement in the management of the water supply and sanitation sector. The Project will include the following components: (i) Provision of water supply and sewerage to six provincial towns: (a) provision of new and/or extension of safe water supply services to the three provincial towns of Kerama, Mendi and Wabag; and (b) provision and/or rehabilitation of sewerage services to improve environmental conditions in the three provincial towns of Alotau, Madang and Mt. Hagen: (ii) Low-cost Sanitation and Community Awareness - Health Education (LCS-CAHE) program for five provincial towns: with two sub-components on: (a) provision of low-cost and on-site sanitation solutions to the problem of inadequate sanitation for the urban poor and other residents and (b) provision of awareness and health education programs to improve communities' knowledge on water, health and sanitation issues: (iii) Sector policy support and capacity building of the Waterboard through: (a) policy reform support to establish clearer sector planning and regulatory responsibility as well as funding provisions; and (b) Capacity Building of the Waterboard to improve management capacities for higher efficiency, better operations and maintenance and adequate environmental management of its own operations.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Prevailing environmental conditions in provincial towns have significant adverse impacts on peoples' health and quality of life with negative impacts on their human and economic development. Improving basic urban services, particularly water supply and sanitation, is directly linked to the goal of improving public health and overall social indicators. Large sections of urban society suffer from service inadequacies and unsanitary conditions, with the poor suffering disproportionately more. Urban water supply and sewerage coverage is about 43% and 20% respectively. Communities in these towns acknowledge water as being their number one priority, with lack of water during the dry season being a very serious and universal problem. Sanitation is generally inadequate and where sewerage systems exist, they mostly serve the developed sections of towns and for many communities on the urban finges, open-air defecation is the common available option.

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 2006 Dec 14
Consulting Services
All consultants to be financed by ADB will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the use of Consultants and any other arrangements satisfactory to ADB. There will be one consulting service package for the overall project management and the water supply and sanitation engineering design and supervision (70.8 person-months of international consultants and 188.35 person-months of domestic consultants). The capacity building in the Operations and Maintenance component will require 9 person-months of international and 16 person-months for domestic consultants. Additional separate consulting packages will combine Capacity Building of Waterboard and Capacity Building for Environmental Management (21 person-months of international and 12 person-months of domestic), and the Low-cost Sanitation component and the Community Awareness and Health Education component (25.75 person-months of international and 590 person-months of domestic) are proposed. In total they will be 126.55 foreign person-months and 806.35 domestic person-months of consultant services. The Government has requested ADB approval of advance action to expedite project implementation.
Procurement under the project will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Any additional arrangements agreed upon between ADB and the Government of Papua New Guinea regarding the use of the proceeds of the loan may be set out in each case in the Loan Agreement. In general terms, contracts for Water Supply, Sewerage and other major works will be awarded under the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures. International shopping will be employed where the amount of the contract is not large enough to justify the use of the ICB procedures. Local Competitive Bidding (LCB) may also be allowed in certain cases in accordance to the Guidelines. Minor and off-the-shelf items such as office equipment and consumables will be procured by Direct Purchase procedures.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 15 May 2000 to 05 Jun 2000
Management Review Meeting 26 Jun 2000
Approval 14 Dec 2000
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1812 14 Dec 2000 16 Jan 2001 31 May 2002 30 Sep 2005 30 Jun 2008 12 Nov 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
23 Oct 2014 Loan 1812 11,463 0 94.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
23 Oct 2014 Loan 1812 12,207 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 1812

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Daniele Ponzi (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies PNG Waterboard
Mr. Patrick Amini, OBE


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