Solomon Islands: Emergency Assistance Project

Sovereign Project | 41105-012 Status: Closed


ADB is helping Solomon Islands rehabilitate infrastructure in Choiseul and Western provinces, which were damaged by the 2 April 2007 earthquake and tsunami. The project will rehabilitate an estimated 35 kilometers of rural and town roads, along with bridges and culverts; wharves and jetty; and the Gizo town water supply and sanitation system.

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    kilometers of roads built or upgraded



    average daily vehicle-kilometers using roads built or upgraded in the first full year of operation

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Project Name Emergency Assistance Project
Project Number 41105-012
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0078-SOL: Emergency Assistance Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 4.95 million
European Commission US$ 4.00 million
Grant 0078-SOL: Emergency Assistance Project (European Commission)
European Commission US$ 4.04 million
TA 4944-SOL: Strengthening Disaster Recovery Planning and Coordination (piggybacked to Grant-Emergency Assistance Project)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural water supply services

Transport - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The Project is complete and assessed as successful. The Project Completion Report is under preparation and will be circulated by 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Under evaluation.

20 replacement bridges and 2 existing bridges rehabilitated.

46 new watercrossings.

4 new wharves, 2 foot bridges and 1 jetty have been reconstructed.

Under evaluation.

7 community contracts underway.

Under evaluation.

Geographical Location Western and Choiseul Provinces

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
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 International and domestic consulting services will be required for (i) engineering design and preparation of bidding documents; (ii) construction supervision; (iii) project management; (iv) socioeconomic monitoring and evaluation; and (v) financial management. The Project will fund 8 person-months of international consulting services and 48 person-months of national consulting services. Consulting services will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement Procurement under the Project, including for ADB and Government-financed packages, will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines, with the flexible interpretation permitted for emergency assistance provided in accordance with ADB Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (2004) to ensure maximum expediency in implementing the recovery program. Major civil works will be procured using international and national competitive bidding procedures. Minor civil works will be procured using national competitive bidding, shopping, and community procurement procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer David Ling
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Mr. John Taaru
Ministry of Infrastructure Development


Concept Clearance 26 Apr 2007
Fact Finding 14 May 2007 to 25 May 2007
MRM 11 Jun 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 May 2007
Last PDS Update 05 Sep 2011

Grant 0078-SOL

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2007 11 Sep 2007 01 Oct 2007 31 Dec 2009 30 Jun 2011 06 Aug 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.79 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.99 27 Jun 2007 4.83 NaN 98%
Counterpart 0.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.00 27 Jun 2007 4.83 NaN 98%

TA 4944-SOL

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2007 18 Jul 2007 18 Jul 2007 31 Dec 2009 30 May 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 27 Jun 2007 743,018.18
Title Document Type Document Date
Emergency Assistance Project Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2011
Strengthening Disaster Recovery Planning and Coordination TA Completion Reports Sep 2010
Emergency Assistance Project Grant Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Jul 2009
Amendment to the Grant Agreement for Emergency Assistance Project between Solomon Islands and Asian Development Bank dated 7 July 2008 Grant Agreement Jul 2008
Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program for Disaster-affected Areas Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2007
Grant Agreement for Emergency Assistance Project between Solomon Islands and Asian Development Bank dated 11 September 2007 Grant Agreement Sep 2007
Emergency Assistance Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Jun 2007
Emergency Assistance Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2007
Proposed Asian Development Fund Grant Solomon Islands: Emergency Assistance Project Procurement Plans Jun 2007
Emergency Assistance Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jun 2007

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

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