Samoa: Sanitation and Drainage Project

Sovereign Project | 28314-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Sanitation and Drainage Project
Project Number 28314-013
Country Samoa
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2026-SAM: Sanitation and Drainage Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 8.00 million
TA 4229-SAM: Institutional Strengthening for Drainage and Wastewater Management
Japan Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements

(The proposed Project will establish an integrated first-stage sewerage, drainage, and sewage treatment system for central Apia. The Project will initiate a rational system of urban land use planning. Urban management capacity will be improved.)

The overall objective of the Project is to improve the environment and public health of Apia through assistance in improving urban infrastructure for drainage and sanitation as well as improving urban management capacity. The Project objectives include improved public health, environmental quality, and surface and groundwater quality; and reduced frequency of flooding in specific low-lying areas of Apia. The Project also promotes private sector participation in provision of urban services by outsourcing a number of utility services to the private sector, and advances private sector development by providing improved infrastructure and business environment.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project will strengthen public sector policy reforms, develop social infrastructure, and enhance the urban environment.

The Project supports ADB's strategy for Samoa (ADB.2002. Country Strategy and Program Update 2003-2005. Samoa) and Water Policy by (i) fostering good water and environment governance, (ii) improving living conditions, and (iii) promoting private sector growth and creating jobs through private sector participation in providing wastewater services and improving environmental infrastructure. The emphasis on integrated water resource management, which is promoted through capacity building, support for PUMA, and promotion of regional cooperation by establishing a utility twinning arrangement, supports ADB's Water Policy.

Impact High standard of environmental quality and public health for Apia.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Improved drainage and delivery of wastewater management and sanitation services in Apia with involvement of the private sector.

Improved environmental/water quality and public health

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved drainage infrastructure in the Gasegase /Asaga catchment.

- Rehabilitaiton of floodway and storm drains

- Supporting facility for drainage works

- Supporting equipment for drainage system improvements

- Supplementary assistance to the drainage work management

- Drainage work improvements

2. Wastewater management and sanitation system

- Reticulated CBA scheme/wastewater management/ Special Needs Areas

- Septage collection system for Greater Apia

- Septage treatment system

- Individual sanitation system improvements

3. Staff of SWA, MWTI, and PUMA trained in drainage and wastewater management and retain strong capabilities in assigned field.

4. Community awareness and support of improved drainage, sanitation, and wastewater services and their delivery systems as well as improved individual practices in these areas.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Central Apia
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consulting services will be required to assist in (i) Project management;

(ii) preparation of detailed designs, procurement, and construction supervision; and

(iii) capacity building in urban planning and management. The number of person-months is still to be determined.

Procurement Procurement of required civil works and supply of materials and equipment for sewerage and drainage services will be undertaken in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer Maria Paniagua
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Ms. Hinauri Petana
Ministry of Finance, Apia, Samoa
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 17 Feb 2003 to 06 Mar 2003
MRM 27 Jun 2003
Approval 27 Nov 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 10 May 2010

Loan 2026-SAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2003 01 Jun 2004 30 Aug 2004 30 Jun 2009 31 Dec 2010 09 May 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.00 27 Nov 2003 8.50 0.00 98%
Counterpart 2.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Nov 2003 8.64 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 4229-SAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2003 16 Feb 2004 16 Feb 2004 31 Mar 2005 15 Apr 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 27 Nov 2003 393,151.10
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Sanitation and Drainage Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2012
Sanitation and Drainage Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2003

Safeguard Documents

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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Evaluation Documents

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