Tonga: Urban Planning and Management System

Sovereign Project | 38160-022

Summary

The TA has been designed to provide support for the implementation of the proposed urban planning and management system. The project aims to improve the standard of living within urban areas in Tonga. The expected outcomes will be (i) planned and sustainable urban development and (ii) a safe and efficient road system within Nuku'alofa.

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Project Name Urban Planning and Management System
Project Number 38160-022
Country Tonga
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7082-TON: Urban Planning and Management System
Japan Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA has been designed to provide support for the implementation of the proposed urban planning and management system. The project aims to improve the standard of living within urban areas in Tonga. The expected outcomes will be (i) planned and sustainable urban development and (ii) a safe and efficient road system within Nuku'alofa.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB s strategy in Tonga is to support implementing Strategic Development Plan Eight, particularly regarding the goals for (i) better governance; (ii) acroeconomic

stability; and (iii) private sector-led economic growth, including the Government s increased emphasis on urban development. This strategy contributes to ADB s overarching goal of poverty reduction, is fully consistent with ADB s Pacific Strategy 2005 2009, and supports Tonga s continued economic and social development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The Project will utilize a sector approach to executing Strategy 20.

The Government s development aims and program are presented in its Strategic Development Plan Eight, which was approved in April 2006. The eight broad goals for the Kingdom in the Plan are (i) a better governance environment; (ii)

macroeconomic stability; (iii) sustained and globally competitive private sector-led growth in the economy; (iv) equitable distribution of the benefits of growth; (v) improved education standards; (vi) improved health standards; (vii) environmental sustainability and disaster risk reduction; and (viii) maintenance of law and order, social cohesion, and cultural identity. The Plan s Strategy 20

specifically targets developing an urban planning and management strategy for Tonga and formulating an investment project for development of urban areas

Impact

The expected impact of the TA will be improved standard of living within Tonga s

urban areas. The expected outcomes are (i) well-planned and

sustainable urban development, and (ii) a safe and efficient road

system within Nuku'alofa.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kingdom of Tonga
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 comprise 15 person-months of international consulting services and 10 person-months of national consulting services. The consultants will be either through a firm using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) selection method for firms in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The consulting team will be made up of the following specialists: urban planner/team leader (international, 9 person-months intermittent inputs), urban infrastructure specialist (international, 3 person-months intermittent inputs), traffic management specialist (international, 2 person-months input), legal draftsperson (national, 4 person-months inputs), cost estimator (international, 1 person-month input), and community consultation and awareness specialist (national, 6 person-months intermittent inputs).
Responsible ADB Officer Alain Goffeau
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Min.of Lands,Survey,Natural Resources&Environment Mr. Tukua TongaPO Box 5, Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 11 Apr 2007 to 20 Apr 2007
MRM -
Approval 27 May 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Aug 2007
Last PDS Update 09 Oct 2008

TA 7082-TON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 May 2008 21 Jul 2008 21 Jul 2008 31 Jul 2009 15 Jul 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 875,000.00 27 May 2008 603,047.31
Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Planning and Management System TA Completion Reports Jul 2011
Integrated Urban Development Sector Project Reports and Recommendations of the President May 2008

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