Tuvalu: Maritime Training Project (supplementary loan)

Sovereign Project | 32407-023

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Project Name Maritime Training Project (supplementary loan)
Project Number 32407-023
Country Tuvalu
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2088-TUV: Maritime Training Project (supplementary loan)
Asian Development Fund US$ 1.97 million
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 objective is to upgrade the structures and training facilities of TMTI, to meet IMO training requirements and thereby remain on the IMO White List, ensuring that Tuvaluan seafarers will continue to be employed on foreign vessels. This objective will contribute significantly to the goal of poverty reduction on the outer islands of Tuvalu and improve the education and skills of Tuvaluan seafarers. The scope of the Project includes rehabilitating and extending training facilities at TMTI; upgrading the wharf facilities; improving and increasing staff accommodation; improving water, power, and communication services; and procuring specialized training equipment.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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.


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 project has been physically completed to assist TMTI to maintain its IMO recognition.
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

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. The loan account is now financially closed
Geographical Location Amatuku Islet, Funafuti atoll, 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 Stakeholder consultations held during design of the original TMTI Loan 1921-TUV .
During Project Implementation Ongoing stakeholder consultations maintained during during project implementation towards reaching project completion.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Approximately 7 person-months of international consulting services were required for the project management unit and were estimated at US$177,000. Approximately 1.5 additional person-months of consulting services will be required to cover the extended period of construction supervision and necessary changes to some of the designs.
Procurement Goods and services financed by ADB under the Project will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works have been tendered under international competitive bidding. Materials and equipment valued below $50,000 will be procured under direct purchase procedures. Funds from the supplementary loan will be used to finance part of the shortfall of the civil works contract. The received bids from the shortlisted firms for this ICB were all more than 100% above the appraisal estimates. The civil works contract will be offered for partial award to the lowest substantive responsive bidder for negotiations.
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 Sports
Minute Taupo
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 08 Mar 2004 to 21 Mar 2004
MRM 16 Jun 2004
Approval 03 Aug 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

Loan 2088-TUV

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Aug 2004 13 Aug 2004 13 Jan 2005 30 Jun 2006 31 Mar 2010 25 May 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.02 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1.97 03 Aug 2004 2.02 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.05 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Aug 2004 2.05 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory - Partly satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Maritime Training Project Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2011
Maritime Training Project (Supplementary) Reports and Recommendations of the President Jul 2004

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Tuvalu: Maritime Training Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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