Cook Islands: Infrastructure Development Project

Sovereign Project | 40287-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Infrastructure Development Project
Project Number 40287-012
Country Cook Islands
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7022-COO: Infrastructure Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
International Fund for Agricultural Development US$ 200,000.00
TA 7022-COO: Infrastructure Development Project (supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 125,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
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 No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement C
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 Consulting services with a total 21 international and 12 domestic person-months of inputs will be provided by an international consulting firm with expertise in (i) preparation of feasibility studies and design of projects in the power, transport, water and sewerage sectors, (ii) application of safeguards in environment, resettlement and social impact areas, and (iii) infrastructure governance, institutional and policy reviews. An international firm will be engaged by ADB to implement the PPTA, using the quality and cost-based selection in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (February 2007), as amended from time to time). The quality-cost weighting ratio will be 80:20. ADB's simplified technical proposal procedure will be used. Domestic consultants will provide support in application of safeguards and particularly for local consultations and surveys. The consultant team will include a Team Leader with expertise in infrastructure economics, institutional reform and capacity building (7 person months), Institutional Specialist (3 person months), a Financial Management Specialist (1 person month) Design Engineers with expertise in the design and cost estimation of projects in the selected sub sectors (6 person months), an Environmental Specialist (2 person months), a Resettlement Specialist (2 person months) and a Social Impact Specialist (2 person months). Domestic consultants with expertise in environmental, resettlement, and social issues will be engaged for a total of 12 person months.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Richard Phelps
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
Sholan Ivaiti
Avarua, Rarotonga


Concept Clearance 27 Apr 2007
Fact Finding 12 Mar 2007 to 16 Mar 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Jun 2007
Last PDS Update 19 Apr 2010

TA 7022-COO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2007 25 Jan 2008 25 Jan 2008 30 Nov 2008 31 May 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
625,000.00 200,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 12 Dec 2007 681,232.78

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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