Papua New Guinea: Community Water-Transport Project (formerly listed as Remote Water Tranport Improvement Project)

Sovereign Project | 34121-012 Status: Closed

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Title Date
Community Water-Transport Project Dec 2000

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Project Name Community Water-Transport Project (formerly listed as Remote Water Tranport Improvement Project)
Project Number 34121-012
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3615-PNG: Community Water-Transport Project (formerly listed as Remote Water Tranport Improvement Project)
Japan Special Fund US$ 580,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements

The objective of the TA is to improve the low-traffic maritime transport conditions and safety, and induce access of the remote maritime communities to employment and marketing opportunities in the mainstream markets of PNG. The TA will prepare an investment program for installation of minor port and maritime safety infrastructure to facilitate safer and more economical remote water-route transport and identify a policy and institutional frameworks to ensure sustainability of the priority investments. The TA will target poverty reduction and maximum involvement of the private sector.

The scope of the TA includes preparation of a feasibility study examining (i) small infrastructure required to facilitate maritime and river transport, (ii) technical, institutional, and policy solutions for improving safety of small craft operations, and (iii) establish shipping services along low-traffic maritime and river transport routes. The feasibility study will be in accordance with the internationally accepted criteria for assessing economic, technical, institutional, social and environmental, poverty reduction, and policy improvements. This will identify sustainable and effective delivery mechanism for maintenance of the proposed facilities and programs, and organizational, institutional, and human resource improvements, and cost recovery systems that will enable effective and consistent operation and maintenance of the required facilities.

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)
Geographical Location
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 The TA will be carried out by a firm of international consultants to be engaged in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The TA will require about 16 person-months of international consultant services in the fields of civil engineering for small maritime structures (small ports, jetties, ramps, and landing sites) and aids to navigation, low traffic shipping services, small craft safety policies, search and rescue policy and execution, radio- and telecommunications, management of low traffic port facilities, management of maritime and river routes, poverty analysis, micro-scale project development, organizational and maritime transport policy analysis, management, and low-traffic maritime transport policy analysis, economic and financial analysis, social and environmental analysis, human resources management, and a profound knowledge of legal and administrative framework of PNG.
Responsible ADB Officer Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies
Department of Transport and Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 1108
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 05 Mar 2000 to 14 Mar 2000
Approval 21 Dec 2000
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Jan 2007

TA 3615-PNG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2000 23 Jan 2001 23 Jan 2001 31 Jul 2001 31 Jan 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
580,000.00 0.00 246,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 826,800.00 21 Dec 2000 555,835.63
Title Document Type Document Date
Community Water-Transport Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2000

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