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|PDS Creation Date||07 May 2010|
|PDS Updated as of||30 Apr 2013|
|Project Name||Preparing the Transport Sector Development Project|
|Geographical Location||Solomon Islands|
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|Sector and/or Subsector Classification||Multisector
|Thematic Classification||Capacity development
Poverty reduction and inclusive growth
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Grant||0243||Asian Development Fund||12,000|
|Technical Assistance||7715||Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction||800|
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Given the subprojects prioritized in the NTP, civil works are not likely to result in any significant adverse environmental impact, and potential environmental impacts can be adequately mitigated and monitored. An environmental assessment and review framework presents the general anticipated environmental impacts of the sector project, selection criteria, and environmental procedures for future subprojects. An initial environmental examination incorporating an environmental management and monitoring plan was prepared for each of the two sample subprojects for road and airstrip rehabilitation. The project is classified as environment category B.
The project is not expected to entail significant resettlement impacts, as anticipated subprojects will involve existing infrastructure and rehabilitation works can be undertaken within the existing right-of-way or on land owned by the government. While the sample subprojects studied do not require land acquisition, some subsequent subprojects or activities may involve minor land acquisition and resettlement impacts, which can be identified only during implementation. If such impacts are identified, the government will prepare resettlement plans for such subprojects according to the resettlement framework for the project. The project s involuntary resettlement classification is category B.
Melanesians are the native people of Solomon Islands and comprise the vast majority of the population. The project is not expected to have any negative impact on indigenous peoples. While a separate indigenous peoples plan is not needed, all project components or subprojects will be implemented in a culturally appropriate and participatory manner to meet the needs of the population. The project s indigenous peoples classification is category C.
|During Project Design
ADB consulted with the Solomon Islands Government and development partners, including AusAID, European Commission, JICA, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and World Bank, to develop project design during the implementation of a project preparatory technical assistance and a fact-finding mission. PPTA team visited two sample subproject areas (i.e., St. Martin Road in Honiara and Gizo airstrip) and consulted with peoples in the areas to analyze environment, and poverty and social issues.
|During Project Implementation
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
To be assessed later.
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
To be assessed later.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2011 Jan 25|
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||11 Aug 2010|
|Fact-finding||12 Aug 2010 to 27 Aug 2010|
|Management Review Meeting||21 Sep 2010|
|Approval||15 Dec 2010|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Grant 0243||15 Dec 2010||06 Apr 2011||05 Jul 2011||31 Jul 2016||–||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|18 May 2013||Grant 0243||9,985||0||83.00%|
|18 May 2013||Grant 0243||3,053||0||25.00%|
|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||Rishi Ram Adhar (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD|
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/41171-022/documents|