Fiji: Third Road Upgrading (Sector) Project (supplementary loan)

Sovereign Project | 28261-023 Status: Closed


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Project Name Third Road Upgrading (Sector) Project (supplementary loan)
Project Number 28261-023
Country Fiji
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2514-FIJ: Third Road Upgrading (Sector) Project (supplementary loan)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 26.80 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Out of the five ADB-financed contracts, three are now completed, and two are progressing satisfactorily. Overall, progress to date stands at 87%. The progress of the five contracts is as follows: (i) Contract WSC 13/06: Completion of earthworks, drainage and sub-base, the contract is now completed with the performance certificate issued in August 2011; (ii) Contract WSC 14/06: Supply of sub-base and base course, the contract has been completed and is now for final reimbursement; (iii) Contract WSC 30/09, Construction of Naqia and Wainiboa bridges: both bridges are completed and opened to traffic; (iv) Contract WSC 38/09: Upgrading of Kings Road from Wailotua to Nayavu: about 90% completed and the contract is scheduled to complete by mid-2013; and (v) Contract WSC 84/11: Rehabilitation of Kings Road from Nadaro to Korovou: progress of works completed stands at 60% and remaining works are expected to complete by mid-2013.
Geographical Location Kings and Lodoni Roads, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environmental Management Plans. The EA confirmed that each contractor had an up- to-date environmental management plan and that this was being monitored and reported on.
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services International and national consultants will supervise the construction of the remaining road upgrading subproject. The Borrower will select and hire competent and experienced consultants acceptable to ADB to carry out the assignment. The terms of reference of the consultants will be determined by ADB and the Department of National Roads (DNR). Any substantial changes proposed in the supervision arrangements will have to be approved by ADB. DNR will see to it that competent and experienced consultants acceptable to ADB are hired to supervise the civil works.
Procurement Roads will be upgraded under contracts to be awarded through international competitive bidding according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). An ongoing contract package for the supply of pavement materials was approved by ADB in 2006. The balance of the cost not financed by the original loan will be eligible for financing under the supplementary loan.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Grace King
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Dept of National Roads, Min. of Works & Transport
Apisai ketenilagi
P.O. Box 2493
Government Buildings
Suva, Fiji Islands


Concept Clearance 30 Sep 2008
Fact Finding 15 Sep 2008 to 26 Sep 2008
MRM 28 Oct 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Feb 2009
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2013

Loan 2514-FIJ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Mar 2009 19 Mar 2010 02 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2013 19 May 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 72.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 26.80 23 Mar 2009 26.04 0.00 100%
Counterpart 45.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Mar 2009 26.04 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Impact Stories from Fiji: Structures for Development Brochures and Flyers Nov 2011

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