Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||21 May 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||26 Jan 2014|
|Project Name||Emergency Assistance Project|
|Geographical Location||Western and Choiseul Provinces|
|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 and/or Subsector Classification||Multisector
|Thematic Classification||Economic growth
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||Some gender benefits|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Technical Assistance||4944||Technical Assistance Special Fund||800|
|Grant||0078||Asian Development Fund||4,950|
|Grant||0078||ECG - Earthquake Emergency Asst. Proj.||4,040|
|Grant||0078||ECG - Earthquake Emergency Asst. Proj.||4,000|
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Rehabilitation of roads and bridges, wharves, and water supply is essential to restoration of economic activities including agricultural exports from the affected areas and access to tourism, and will thus improve the prospects for economic growth and poverty reduction. The Project will also restore access to social services and safe water.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The Project will rehabilitate essential infrastructure that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in Choiseul and Western provinces, including (i) approximately 35 km of rural and town roads, along with about 19 bridges and 35 culverts, (ii) about 4 wharves and 1 jetty, and (iii) the Gizo town water supply and sanitation system. These estimates are subject to detailed damage assessments and cost estimates.|
|ADB's country strategy and program update identifies the development of transportation infrastructure and services as one of the 2 main areas for ADB assistance. Through other projects and TA, ADB is also addressing cross-sectoral infrastructure issues and technical capacity building. Existing and proposed projects will be prioritized and sequenced as appropriate to respond to emergency, complement activities, and maximize benefits.|
|Normal economic and social activities and accessibility resumed in affected areas|
|Description of Outcome
Access to markets for agricultural and fisheries products, social services, and tourism areas via land transport restored Access to markets for agricultural and fisheries products, social services, and tourism areas via sea transport restored Risks to public health caused by unreliable and unsafe town water system reduced Effective disaster recovery coordination Reduced vulnerability of infrastructure to hazards
|Progress Towards Outcome
The Project is complete and assessed as successful. The Project Completion Report is under preparation and will be circulated by 2011.
|Description of Project Outputs
Provincial and secondary roads rehabilitated to restore full accessibility Water landings rehabilitated to restore access to interisland shipping Gizo town water system restored to normal functionality Maintenance on rehabilitated infrastructure conducted through community participation and labor based methods Disaster recovery processes prepared
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Under evaluation. 20 replacement bridges and 2 existing bridges rehabilitated. 46 new watercrossings. 4 new wharves, 2 foot bridges and 1 jetty have been reconstructed. Under evaluation. 7 community contracts underway. Under evaluation.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2007 May 21|
International and domestic consulting services will be required for (i) engineering design and preparation of bidding documents; (ii) construction supervision; (iii) project management; (iv) socioeconomic monitoring and evaluation; and (v) financial management. The Project will fund 8 person-months of international consulting services and 48 person-months of national consulting services. Consulting services will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement under the Project, including for ADB and Government-financed packages, will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines, with the flexible interpretation permitted for emergency assistance provided in accordance with ADB Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (2004) to ensure maximum expediency in implementing the recovery program. Major civil works will be procured using international and national competitive bidding procedures. Minor civil works will be procured using national competitive bidding, shopping, and community procurement procedures.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||26 Apr 2007|
|Fact-finding||14 May 2007 to 25 May 2007|
|Management Review Meeting||11 Jun 2007|
|Approval||27 Jun 2007|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Grant 0078||27 Jun 2007||11 Sep 2007||01 Oct 2007||31 Dec 2009||30 Jun 2011||06 Aug 2013|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|15 Mar 2014||Grant 0078||4,829||0||98.00%|
|15 Mar 2014||Grant 0078||4,829||0||98.00%|
|Approval Number||Approved Amount||Revised Amount||Total Commitment||Uncommitted Balance||Total Disbursement||Undisbursed Balance|
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.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||David Ling (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia|
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Mr. John Taaru
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/41105-012/documents|