Timor-Leste: Infrastructure Project Management

Sovereign Project | 39151-012

Summary

The expected impact of the TA is improved opportunities for economic participation, and improved access to basic social services for all East Timorese.

The expected outcome of the TA is that infrastructure assets are created and upgraded in line with medium-term National Development Plan targets, including transport, communications, urban development, power, and water supply and sanitation.

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Project Name Infrastructure Project Management
Project Number 39151-012
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4942-TIM: Infrastructure Project Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The expected impact of the TA is improved opportunities for economic participation, and improved access to basic social services for all East Timorese.

The expected outcome of the TA is that infrastructure assets are created and upgraded in line with medium-term National Development Plan targets, including transport, communications, urban development, power, and water supply and sanitation.

The TA was expected to be implemented over 4 years, commencing mid-2007 and comprising two linked components: Component 1: Executing capital development programs will help MoPW, MoTC, and MoNRMEP (i) prepare and procure contracts for consultants services, goods, and works in line with annual capital development work plans, and (ii) manage the implementation of these contracts. Technical assistance from the AusAID-supported MoPF Capacity Building Project will directly compliment Component 1 by helping the ministries prepare multi-year capital development programs for incorporation in the Government's annual national budget. Component 2: Building project management capacity will improve and strengthen processes, systems, and staff competencies for project management in the three ministries. The TA does not cover operations and maintenance, which is supported through other existing and proposed programs, notably from AusAID (water supply and sanitation -- WSS), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA - power, WSS, and roads and bridges), ADB (WSS, and roads and bridges), and the World Bank (power).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA aligns with ADB's country program focus on helping the Government to develop infrastructure assets and manage and maintain those assets. ADB provides investment project support for rehabilitating and maintaining roads and bridges, and for improving water supplies in the capital, Dili. The TA will cover all infrastructure sectors, depending on the Government's own capital works program.
Impact Improved opportunities for economic participation, and improved access to basic social services for all East Timorese.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transport communications, urban municipal, power, and water supply and sanitation infrastructure assets are created and upgraded in line with medium-term National Development Plan targets.
Progress Toward Outcome The Government delivered its strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 in July 2011. The plan has a continuing emphasis on infrastructure development in the short and medium term. Capacity to deliver the programs has been improved but reliance on outside assistance will remain for some time to come.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

MoPW, MoTC, and MoNRMEP have completed annuall programmed procurement of consulting services, goods, and works contracts, in a transparent, fair, and efficient manner.

MoPW, MoTC, and MoNRMEP have implemented annually programmed consulting services, goods, and works contracts, in a transparent and efficient manner.

Infrastructure project management systems and processes, and the competencies of MoPW, MoTC, and MoNRMEP staff have improved.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) In 2010, 61% of procurements for capital development projects under MOIs procurement authority (between $250,000 and $1 million) were completed. The TA is continuing to provide support for capacity development and for project implementation within the Ministry of Infrastructure (now succeeded by the separate ministries of Public Works, and Transport and Telecommunications) and has been extended until mid-2014 in order to provide sufficient time for TA-sponsored students to complete studies in overseas educational establishments. The TA has been further extended until mid-2016 to allow for completion of scholarships and possibly for engagement of individual consultants to provide operational assistance in support of other capacity development initiatives.
Geographical Location All of Timor Leste
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project's main proposed stakeholder was the National Directorate of Water and Sanitation (DNSAS), who co-designed the project with the ADB TASU team. DNSAS involved relevant technical staff as well as management and they fully supported the proposed technical assistance.
During Project Implementation During TA implementation, the main stakeholders are the TA consultant team, three secretariats of state of MOI (Public Works, Transport and Communication, and Electricity, Water and Sanitation), the minister office, the Aid Coordination Office in MOF, and AusAID as cofinancier. Stakeholders have been involved in major decisions towards the TA. Consultations have been undertaken frequently in the field.
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Consulting Services

International Consulting Firm.

10 long-term international specialists (total 220 person-months)

Short-term specialists (total 120 person-months)

1. Project management engineers (Int'l x 4, total 176 person-months)

2. Procurement specialists (Int'l x 3, total 132 person-months)

3. Capacity building and training specialist (Int'l x 1, total 44 person-months)

4. Monitoring and evaluation specialist (Int'l x 1, total 22 person-months)

5. Safeguards Specialist (Int'l x 1, total 22 person-months)

6. Team leader & public works institutional specialist (Int'l x 1, total 44 person-months)

7. Short-term specialists (Int'l, 120 person-months)

Responsible ADB Officer Richard S. Phelps
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Min. of Natural Resources, Mineral & Energy PolicyNOTE: MoNRMEP has been consolidated into the new Ministry of Infrastructure. Mr. Jose Mestre, Director of Corporate ServicesMinistry of Infrastructure, Formento Building, Mandarin, Dili Timor-Leste
Min of Transport, Communications and Public WorksNOTE: The former MoTC has been consolidated into the new Ministry of Infrastructure. Mr. Fernando da Cruz, Permanent SecretaryMinistry of Infrastructure (Transport and Communications) Mercado Lama, Caicoli Dili, Timor Leste
Ministry of Public WorksNOTE: MoPW has been consolidated into the Ministry of Infrastructure. Mr. Jose Gaspar Piedade, Permanent SecretaryMinistry of Infrastructure (Public Works) Avenida dos martires da Patria Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste
Ministry of InfrastructureAvenida dos Martire de Patria
Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Jan 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2005 to 25 Mar 2005
MRM -
Approval 21 Jun 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 May 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Feb 2015

TA 4942-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jun 2007 04 Sep 2007 04 Sep 2007 31 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,000,000.00 21 Jun 2007 12,752,325.52

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