Timor-Leste: Infrastructure Project Management

Sovereign Project | 39151-012 Status: Active


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Project Name Infrastructure Project Management
Project Number 39151-012
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Active
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
Government of Australia US$ 12.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
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
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 Ministryof Public Works, and Transport and Telecommunications) and has been extended until mid-2015 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.

A further extension until 30 June 2017 has been approved to allow remaining resources to support complementary TA8278 Infrastructure Management. TA 4942 will provide for HR Management Specialists, Planning and Budget Specialist, Management Advisors and Process Flow specialists in addition to short term support for road maintenance planning.

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 and have most recently focused on allocating remaining resources to focus on supporting TA 8278-Infrastrcuture Management follow on TA especially in the area of systems and processes and competencies of ministry staff

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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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Richard Phelps
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Min. of Natural Resources, Mineral & Energy Policy
NOTE: MoNRMEP has been consolidated into the new Ministry of Infrastructure. Mr. Jose Mestre, Director of Corporate Services
Ministry of Infrastructure, Formento Building, Mandarin, Dili Timor-Leste
Min of Transport, Communications and Public Works
NOTE: The former MoTC has been consolidated into the new Ministry of Infrastructure. Mr. Fernando da Cruz, Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Infrastructure (Transport and Communications) Mercado Lama, Caicoli Dili, Timor Leste
Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (formerly Ministry of Public Works)
NOTE: MoPW has been consolidated into the Ministry of Infrastructure. Mr. Jose Gaspar Piedade, Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Infrastructure (Public Works) Avenida dos martires da Patria Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste
Ministry of Infrastructure
Avenida dos Martire de Patria
Mandarin, Dili, Timor-Leste


Concept Clearance 31 Jan 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2005 to 25 Mar 2005
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 May 2006
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 4942-TIM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jun 2007 04 Sep 2007 04 Sep 2007 31 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 12,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18,000,000.00 21 Jun 2007 12,991,805.37

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