Papua New Guinea: Lae Port Livelihood and Social Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 40037-022 Status: Closed


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Project Name Lae Port Livelihood and Social Improvement Project
Project Number 40037-022
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9113-PNG: Lae Port Livelihood and Social Improvement Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Health - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Outcome (i)- 11 Schools and 8 health facilities will be improved under this component. Improvement of all targeted 11 schools and 8 health facilities, with additional works are completed.

Outcome (ii) & (iii)- Income generating opportunities and livelihood enhancement training for women and men: Local service providers have been engaged to continue on with providing these trainings to the affected and labu people (indirectly affected). All these trainings have been provided by the service providers.

Outcome -(iv) An independent monitoring consultant has been engaged and has commenced work to monitor the grant project and compile monitoring reports. The Consultant has produced inception, interim, mid-term and a final report.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

11 Schools and 8 Health Facilities will be expanded under the SRP for the APs and Labu People.

Improvement of all 11 schools and 8 health facilities have been completed.

Under the Supplementary Resettlement Plan (SRP) which was approved by ADB on 29 April 2009, two trainings were provided for the Affected People (AP); (i) Personal Viability and (ii) Start Your Own Business. These two trainings were given to change the APs mind set and provide them with the skills to be able to use wisely the cash that was given to them to resettle so they can improve their livelihoods. From the internal monitoring done by the EA, some resettlers have successfully started their own businesses. Additional trainings in vocational skills have been provided to the APs and the Labu people (indirectly affected) by a service provider during the implementation of activities.

The EA has engaged a local service provider, a NGO, to implement these trainings and they have completed the trainings.

BK (a local NGO) has been engaged to implement the income improvement program for the APs and Labu people. BK identified trainings for the different income improvement activities which include: (i) Cocoa Development; (ii) Inland Fish Farming; (iii) Mud Crab Fattening; (iv) Chicken Farm; and (v) Fish Aggregating Device). The local NGO's however, could not complete the assignement as their contract was terminated in June 2013, thus the EA engaged 4 local service providers. The 4 service providers have completed conducting all livelihood trainings for the affected and labu people.

An independent monitoring consultant has been engaged and has commenced work to monitor the grant project and compile monitoring reports. The Consultant has produced inception, interim, mid-term and a final report.

Geographical Location Lae

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The JFPR Project was based on wide consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, including provincial government agencies, resettlers, and the Labu people. Meetings were held with the people to be resettled and their leaders. A public hearing attended by 200 members from the 3 resettling villages and the 3 Labu villages was also held. ADB missions and consultants met more than 30 times with NGOs and the Wau Microbank Ltd. Frequent meetings were held with officials from the Morobe Provincial Administration, Morobe Planning Board, Lae District Administration, Dept. of Police, Dept. of Education, the provincial administration's community development unit, and others.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services for the following will be required: construction supervision (single source selection); extension/outreach program and assistance in marketing products; surveying of fish species; aquaculture for fish cultivation; fish marketing; technical staff for extension assistance; NGO assistance to applicants for microcredit; and monitoring of resettlement and livelihood improvement (consultant qualification selection).
Procurement Civil works will include the maintenance and expanision of (i) 11 schools ; and (ii) 8 health facilities.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Muhammad Ingratubun
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Morobe Provincial Administration
Mr. Patilias Gamato
P.O. Box 572 Lae 411 Morobe Province


Concept Clearance 22 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 12 Mar 2007 to 03 Apr 2007
MRM 31 May 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Jun 2008
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2015

Grant 9113-PNG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2007 12 Jun 2008 12 Jun 2008 11 Jun 2011 31 Oct 2014 04 Dec 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.79 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Dec 2007 0.00 1.16 95%
Counterpart 0.29 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 18 Dec 2007 0.00 1.16 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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