Papua New Guinea: Lae Port Development Project-Tidal Basin Phase I

Sovereign Project | 40037-012

Summary

The objective of the PPTA is to design and prepare the tidal basin phase I project to support the Government s overarching development strategy of export-driven economic growth, rural development, and poverty reduction. The outcome will be the increased port capacity and efficiency at Lae port.

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Project Name Lae Port Development Project-Tidal Basin Phase I
Project Number 40037-012
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4793-PNG: Preparing the Lae Port Development Project -Tidal B asin Phase I
Japan Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
TA 4793-PNG: Preparing the Lae Port Development Project -Tidal Basin Phase I (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 160,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Water transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the PPTA is to design and prepare the tidal basin phase I project to support the Government s overarching development strategy of export-driven economic growth, rural development, and poverty reduction. The outcome will be the increased port capacity and efficiency at Lae port.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's Pacific Strategy (2005-2009) and CSPU for PNG (2005-2006) emphasized on supporting a conducive environment for the private sector. High transportation cost in PNG has widely been recognized as a factor impeding the private sector development. Improved port facilities and capacity expansion will provide improved access to domestic and international markets for the agricultural and mineral products of the hinterland, promoting rural agricultural activities and industrial production. Lae is PNG s commercial 'capital'. It is a major outlet for the Highlands where almost half of the population lives. Increased capacity and services in Lae port , in conjunction with the improved Highlands highways which ADB is supporting, will drive the development of the Highlands. The programming discussions in 2005 between the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) identified the development of the Lae port as a potential project for ADB financing, and a project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) was included in ADB s Country Strategy and Program Update 2005-2006.
Impact
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 A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
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 require a total of 35 person-months of international and domestic consulting services to carry out the scope of study. The areas of expertise required include port planning, port engineering design, transport economics and socieconomics, financial assessment and analysis, environmental impact assessment, and resettlement planning. The TA will be carried out by an international consulting firm in association with a domestic firm or a team of local individual consultants. The firm will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on quality-based selection (QBS) method.
Responsible ADB Officer Cai Li
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies
PNG Harbours LimitedStanley Esplanade St.
P.O. Box 671
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2006
Fact Finding 21 Feb 2006 to 25 Feb 2006
MRM -
Approval 30 May 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 13 Jun 2008

TA 4793-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 May 2006 19 Jun 2006 19 Jun 2006 31 Jan 2008 31 Oct 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,060,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,060,000.00 30 May 2006 1,050,201.15
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Lae Port Development Project-Tidal Basin Phase I Technical Assistance Reports May 2006

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