Tuvalu: Maritime Training Project

Sovereign Project | 32407-013

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Project Name Maritime Training Project
Project Number 32407-013
Country Tuvalu
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1921-TUV: Maritime Training Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 1.84 million
TA 3942-TUV: Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute Strengthening
Japan Special Fund US$ 291,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Technical and vocational education and training
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The main objective of the project is to ensure that TMTI can continue to provide basic training and more specialized refresher and upgrade training to young trainees and present Tuvaluan seafares, meeting IMO training standards. This is to be achieved by upgrading present infrastructure and providing training equipment. This will ensure that Tuvaluans are properly trained and will continue to have access to overseas seafarer employment opportunities, upon which the social and economic wellbeing of the outer islands of Tuvalu depends. A secondary objective is to provide some critical infrastructure improvements and advisory services to the Marine Department.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Seafares trained at the TMTI are by far the most important source of remittances to the islands. These remittances are the major part of household income, financing dwelling construction, school fees, business investment, and consumption and are a valuable source of fforeign exchange. About 600 graduates of the TMTI are currently employed in seafaring activities. The annual overseas earnings of seafares are about A$10 million, comprising cash remittances (about A$5 million), imports (about A$2 million), and overseas spending (about A$3 million). The A$7 million income to Tuvalu from seafares to Tuvalu is significant compared with the annual gross domestic product of about A$18 million. Moreover, seafare income is distributed evenly among the islands and is a critical source of income for the outer islands, which are dominated by subsistence activity.

The general framework for ADB s country strategy for Tuvalu is spelled out in the Pacific Strategy (A Pacific Strategy for the New Millenium, 2000). It focuses on five broad strategic objectives by supporting (i) economic management, governance, and public sector reform, (ii) private sector development, (iii) promotion of a more active role for women in social, economic, and political spheres, (iv) sustainable environmental management, and (v) poverty reduction. The strategy aims to foster equitable growth through the Three Pillars of Growth of the ADB s Poverty Strategy: good governance, inclusive social development, and pro-poor economic growth.

The medium-term development strategy (MTDS) for 1995-1998, with its amendment Tuvalu Vision 2015, was the basic Government strategy document, pending the formulation of a new MTDS. Of the five priority programs in the MTDS (i) public sector reforms, (ii) improvement of economic infrastructure, especially interisland shipping and telecommunication, (iii) Education For Life aimed at raising standards of education and training, (iv) encouragement of export-oriented business investment (while encouraging overseas employment), and (v) upgrading of human settlement, the first four area were reiterated in the State of the Nation Address in February 2002, and emphasis on greater self-reliance for the outer islands and reduction of poverty were included as Government s priorities.

Impact To contribute to the sustained livelihood and well-being of the outer island communities where primarily the old, the very young, and women live
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome To ensure that Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (TMTI) and Marine Department meets the standards and requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in order to continue to provide basic training and more specialized refresher and upgrade courses to young trainees and active seafarers
Progress Toward Outcome

The upgrading works to TMTI under the loan project has been completed. TMTI continues to meet IMO standards as was the objective of the project.

Training for the Marine Department has been completed but the desired competence level has been reached as initially expected.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Infrastructure Upgrade

a. Wharf extension, new staff houses, renovation of existing staff houses, rehabilitation of training facilities, extension of trainees accommodation

b. Specialized training equipment e.g., fire fighting and navigation

c. Increased water catchment and storage capacity

d. Improved telecommunication

Infrastructure Upgrade

a. Wharf extension, new staff houses, renovation of existing staff houses, rehabilitation of training facilities, extension of trainees accommodation

b. Specialized training equipment e.g., fire fighting and navigation

c. Increased water catchment and storage capacity

d. Improved telecommunication

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All works under the project and the associated Technical assistance has been delivered. The physical works under the loan were completed in March 2010.
Geographical Location Amatuka islet, Tuvalu
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects This initial environmental examination has determined that the proposed upgrading of TMTI and extension of shipping services offices can be constructed and operated with no significant negative environmental and social impacts, and that environmental and social benefits should result from proper operation of the facilities. This Project can be classified as Category B (relatively small scale), not requiring an environmental impact assessment. Subject to the implementation of specified mitigation measures, the Project should be able to proceed without any significant negative effects.
Involuntary Resettlement No resettlement issues
Indigenous Peoples No issues
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Wide stakeholder consultations were carried out in the preparation of the Project. Tuvalu Overseas Seamen's Union, the Marine Department, Seafarer Agencies, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Marine Department were all consulted extensively. The Ministry of Education and Sports and staff at TMTI were directly involved in the Project design.
During Project Implementation Consultations were done during review missions and other consultattive visits to Tuvalu.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A civil engineer to undertake all tender procedures and work supervision will be needed on an intermittent basis over a period of two years for an approximate input of 5 person-months.

EOI were evaluated in June 2002 and shortlisted were invited to submit a simplified approach and methodology write-up. Tuvalu Government entered into negotiations with the first-ranked and contract for supervisory engineering work was signed on 24 January 2003.

Procurement

The Project will encompass the following infrastructure:

(i) Wharf upgrade (wharf extension, wharf repairs), (ii) fire fighting simulator, (iii) tennis court repair and grading, (iv) water collection and storage facilities (water tank reservoir, extra water catchment facilities, upgrade ablution block) (v) building of two 65 square meter houses, two 100 square meter houses, (vi) repairs and upgrade of 1) classroom 2) dormitory 3) recreational hall 4) galley and mess 5) office, (vii) solar power back-up system, (viii) telecom system upgrade, equipment (steering simulator, aluminium boats, electric hoist, workshop equipment, fire protection equipment, sea survival suits, fire pump).

The civil works will be contracted out in one tender under International Competitive Bidding.

As of 11 June 2003 no advertisement for invitation of EOI had been issued.

Responsible ADB Officer Alain Goffeau
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and SportsOlioliga Iosuaoiosua@gov.tvPrivate Mail Bag
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 08 Nov 2001 to 11 Nov 2001
MRM 18 Jan 2002
Approval 16 Oct 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

Loan 1921-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Oct 2002 13 Nov 2002 19 Feb 2003 30 Jun 2005 31 Mar 2010 25 May 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1.84 16 Oct 2002 1.90 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.46 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Oct 2002 1.90 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

TA 3942-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Oct 2002 08 Nov 2002 08 Nov 2002 31 Dec 2005 31 Jul 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
291,000.00 0.00 52,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 343,000.00 16 Oct 2002 290,670.81
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Maritime Training Project Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2011
Maritime Training Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Nov 2007
Maritime Training Project: TMTI Educational Issues (Supplementary Appendix) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2006
Maritime Training Project: Initial Environmental Examination Report for Upgrading the Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (Supplementary Appendix) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2006
Maritime Training Project: Detailed Social Analysis (Supplementary Appendix) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2006
Maritime Training Project: Shipping Operations Specialist Report (Supplementary Appendix) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2006
Maritime Training Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2002
Maritime Training Project: Project Framework Design and Monitoring Frameworks

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Tuvalu: Maritime Training Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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