Solomon Islands: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 40263-022

Summary

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.

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Title Document Date
Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Aug 2013

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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
TA 7178-SOL: Establishment of the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
European Commission US$ 600,000.00
Grant 0292-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector)
Australian Grant US$ 4.30 million
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 Economic disadvantage in remote rural areas is reduced.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Interisland shipping services are frequent, reliable, and safe.
Progress Toward Outcome

Voyage Services have been established for 8 franchise shipping scheme (FSS) remote routes: Temotu Outer Islands, Shortland Islands, Makira Weather Coast, Guadalcanal Weather Coast, Sikaiana, Ulawa, Ontong Java and Rennell, and Bellona. Immediate outcomes have been observed through the voyage reports, including increased agricultural production from targeted areas, and access to health services and education to rural populations.

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

Additional wharves were constructed at Ringgi, Western Province; Keru, Western Province; Ngasini, Western Province; Tatamba, Isabel Province; Susubona, Isabel Province; Lambulambu, Western Province; and a landing ramp at Uhu, Malaita Province are scheduled for completed in April 2015.

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)

As of March 2015, 6 established FSS routes are operational, while the other 2 FSS routes (Temotu Outer Islands and Shortland Islands) are scheduled for tendering/rebidding in Q2 2015.

The SOL government requested ADB to undertake an economic and financial assessment of the FSS for its sustainability, and possible continued subsidy using government own funds. The report was finalized in February 2015. Once the FSS contracts have fully utilized the project subsidy, the government is expected to subsidize the new FSS contracts from its own funds.

In addition to the 11 wharves and 3 landing ramps that have already been reconstructed under the project, another wharf in Vuranngo, Choiseul Province is being processed following the additional grant received from NZ government and with the SOL government providing any shortfall of funding.

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.
Involuntary Resettlement No Issues.
Indigenous Peoples No issues.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
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 (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Pivithuru Indrawansa
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure DevelopmentMr. Mike Qaqaraqaqaramike@yahoo.comP. O. Box 26, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Aug 2008
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 17 Mar 2015

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 16.15 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 14.00 25 Nov 2008 NaN 1.60 100%
Counterpart 2.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Nov 2008 NaN 2.05 128%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - -

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 31 Dec 2015 -
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 3.39 86%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - -

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 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 May 2012 0.00 4.88 92%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 May 2012 0.00 4.07 77%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - -

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 - - - - - -

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