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 Name||Urban Planning and Management System|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable 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
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.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Kingdom of Tonga|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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||Goffeau, Alain|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji|
Min.of Lands,Survey,Natural Resources&Environment
Mr. Tukua Tonga
PO Box 5, Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga
|Concept Clearance||09 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||11 Apr 2007 to 20 Apr 2007|
|Approval||27 May 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 Aug 2007|
|Last PDS Update||09 Oct 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 May 2008||21 Jul 2008||21 Jul 2008||31 Jul 2009||15 Jul 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|700,000.00||0.00||175,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||875,000.00||27 May 2008||603,047.31|
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