Solomon Islands: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 40263-022 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping the Solomon Islands improve shipping services to spur rural development. The project will construct about 12 rural wharves and some jetties. It will establish a franchise shipping scheme to serve remote communities and a new Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration to improve regulation and oversight.

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Project Name Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project
Project Number 40263-022
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0127-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 14.00 million
EC-Domestic Maritime Support(Sector)Proj US$ 1.60 million
TA 7178-SOL: Establishment of the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
EC-Estbmnt of SOL Island Maritime Author US$ 600,000.00
Grant 0292-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector)
Australian Grant US$ 4.30 million
Grant 0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector)
New Zealand Grant US$ 2.50 million
Grant 0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector)
New Zealand Grant US$ 2.50 million
Grant 0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project - Additional Financing
New Zealand Grant US$ 285,196.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The impact of the project will be increased efficiency, safety, and reliability in the transport sector, contributing to economic growth with improved distribution of benefits.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Interisland shipping services are frequent, reliable, and safe.
Progress Toward Outcome

SIG, through the National Transport Fund (NTF), provided the equivalent $100,000 for the FSS in 2014. MID confirmed provision of SDB20 million for 2016 to continuation of FSS services beyond current ADB financing (mid-2016).

An FSS Manager is recruited under the project to oversee the FSS operations until end of 2016. The FSS Manager will be integrated to MID's CPIU once ADB financing has been fully utilized.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Franchise shipping scheme established and operational

Rural wharves constructed or rehabilitated

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

Eight franchised services to Guadalcanal, Makira, Ulawa, Sikaiana, Ontong Java, Renbel, Shortlands, and Temotu were established and 6 (FR1, FR2, Fr3, FR5, FR 6 and FR8) are operational as of March 2016. FR4 was not operating since last year due to friction between community groups and operators reluctant to provide services based on safety reasons. FR7 was not operating since November 2015 due to termination of the contract after damage to the nominated vessel.

Procurement of new contracts for FR1, FR2, FR3, FR4 and FR7 are ongoing and scheduled to be awarded in Q2 2016.

5 wharves in Nu'usi, Siota (and a landing ramp), Mbunikalo (and a landing ramp), Katurasele, and Manikaraku were completed in August 2013.

A contract for reconstruction of 4 wharves at Ringgi, Keru, Ngasini in Western Province and Tatamba in Isabel Province and a landing ramp at Uhu in Maliata Province, financed by additional cofinancing form Australia and New Zealand, was awarded in November 2013 at $6.23 million.

Further additional cofinancing of $2.5 million approved in June 2014 and $0.28 million in Feb 2015 from New Zealand were included for reconstruction of Susubona wharf in Isabel Province, Lambulambu and Lengana wharves in Western Province and Vuranggo wharf in Choiseul Province.

All wharves and landing ramp have been completed as of March 2016 except Lengana wharf which will be completed in April 2016.

Geographical Location Nationwide

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects All subprojects have been screened for IEE and approved. Environmental safeguards for all wharf sites were assessed in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). All wharves were considered to be environment category B, as the likely impacts to be site-specific, few if any were irreversible, and in most cases mitigation measures were designed and implemented. This categorization has been confirmed by the Environment and Safeguards Division of the Regional and Sustainable Development Department.
Involuntary Resettlement All wharves have been categorized category C for involuntary resettlement. Alle subprojects required the use of land owned either by community organizations or community groups especially for access to site and construction of wharves itself. The community organizations and community groups were supportive of the development works and have signed a memorandum of understandings (MOUs) to voluntarily provide the land for wharf reconstruction works. The MOUs, validated by a third party have been included in the land due diligence reports (DDR).
Indigenous Peoples The whraf subprojects do not have any impact on indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During feasibility study in 2008 to 2010, about 20 wharf sites have been screened for necessary due diligence including technical, economical, enviromental, gender and poverty. Susbstantial community consultations were undertaken at these sites. The subprojects that were identified for implementation were selected after lengthy stakeholder consultations including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Infrastructurer Development, donor agencies, National Transport Fund, and more importantly community groups. The project steering committee approved the selected subprojects for implementation.
During Project Implementation Community consultations were carried out before commencement of construction works at every wharf site. Gender, HIV and AIDS awareness workshops were also undertaken by the contractor nominated service providers along with the construction works. The project steering committee covenued regularly to advise issues with respect to community and construction issues. ADB fielded review missions twice a year joined by cofinanciers including European Union, Australia and New Zealand. The government officials including Ministry of Finance and Tresury, Ministry of Infrastructure Development also participated at these review missions.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement services will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer P.P.G.P.P. Indrawansa
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Mr. Mike Qaqara
qaqaramike@yahoo.com
P. O. Box 26, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 11 Aug 2008 to 22 Aug 2008
MRM 03 Sep 2008
Approval 25 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0127-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2008 20 Jan 2009 10 Feb 2009 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 17.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 14.00 25 Nov 2008 13.51 NaN 96%
Counterpart 2.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.60 25 Nov 2008 12.45 NaN 89%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Grant 0292-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 May 2012 02 Nov 2012 28 Feb 2013 31 Dec 2014 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 May 2012 0.00 3.94 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.30 23 May 2012 0.00 3.74 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Grant 0293-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 May 2012 02 Nov 2012 28 Feb 2013 31 Dec 2014 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.29 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 May 2012 0.00 5.22 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.29 23 May 2012 0.00 4.97 94%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

TA 7178-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2008 23 Jan 2009 23 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2011 31 Aug 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 600,000.00 325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,925,000.00 25 Nov 2008 1,441,321.71
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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