Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 06 Aug 2007
PDS Updated as of 26 Jan 2014

Project Name Emergency Assistance Project
Country Solomon Islands
Project/Program Number 41105-012
Status Closed
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 Not yet classified
Subsector For Classification
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Some gender benefits


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance4944Technical Assistance Special Fund800
Grant0078Asian Development Fund4,950
Grant0078ECG - Earthquake Emergency Asst. Proj.4,040
Grant0078ECG - Earthquake Emergency Asst. Proj.4,000
Counterpart 950
TOTAL US$ 14,740

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

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.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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.

Development Impact

Normal economic and social activities and accessibility resumed in affected areas

Project Outcome

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.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

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
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Aug 27
Consulting Services
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
Approval 27 Jun 2007
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 4944 27 Jun 2007 18 Jul 2007 18 Jul 2007 31 Dec 2009 30 May 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 4944 800 800 743 57 743 57

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
Grant 0078

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer David Ling (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Mr. John Taaru


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