Solomon Islands: Preparing the Transport Sector Development Project

Sovereign Project | 41171-012

Summary

The project scope is expected to include components for (i) priority maintenance of network facilities including roads, wharves, and airstrips; (ii) rehabilitation and upgrade of network facilities where justified to support improved connectivity, economic growth, and social cohesiveness; (iii) improvement of small-scale community access facilities such as footpaths, footbridges, and rural feeder roads; and (iv) institutional strengthening and capacity development of MID and other government agencies to implement long-term sector development plans. The components above will support improvements to land, sea, and air transport services in the country.

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Project Name Preparing the Transport Sector Development Project
Project Number 41171-012
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7335-SOL: Transport Sector Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Air transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Water transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project scope is expected to include components for (i) priority maintenance of network facilities including roads, wharves, and airstrips; (ii) rehabilitation and upgrade of network facilities where justified to support improved connectivity, economic growth, and social cohesiveness; (iii) improvement of small-scale community access facilities such as footpaths, footbridges, and rural feeder roads; and (iv) institutional strengthening and capacity development of MID and other government agencies to implement long-term sector development plans. The components above will support improvements to land, sea, and air transport services in the country.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The poor condition of the transport network constitutes a major constraint to the movement of people and goods, and consequently to the access to income opportunities and social services. The project preparatory technical assistance (TA) will directly support the ADB Solomon Islands Country Operations Business Plan, which is seeking to achieve equitable private sector-led economic growth, by improving transport infrastructure and services and strengthening the enabling business environment.
Impact The impact of the proposed technical assistance (TA) is improved sustainable accessibility via improved land, sea, and air transport throughout Solomon Islands.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the proposed TA will be an agreement between the Government, ADB, and other development partners on the project's scope, objectives, implementation arrangements, and financing structure.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The output will be a final report suitable for project preparation. The TA will (i) conduct a scoping study to determine the optimal mix of physical activities and institutional reforms required to implement the NTP; (ii) prepare technical assessments of proposed civil works; (iii) develop a medium-term (i.e., 3-5 years) phased framework design for a sector-based approach; and (iv) analyze capacity development and institutional reform needs to support project implementation and transition toward an eventual sector-wide approach.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Solomon Islands
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Through existing TA, a number of workshops have been held in late 2008 and early 2009 with the Government, communities, contractors, and development partners to prepare this proposed TA. The TA and an ensuing project are included in ADB's country partnership strategy.
During Project Implementation

TA team and ADB consulted with the Government and development partners to develop a design of an ensuing project through meetings, workshops, and a fact-finding mission.

TA team visited two expected subproject sites to identify potential social and environmental impacts and develop mitigation measures through community consultation. The measures will be applied to subproject implementation under the ensuing project.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services About 22 person-months of international consulting services will be selected and recruited by ADB. Then the contract consultants will be linked with the EA, while reporting to ADB. A team of international consultants will be engaged through a firm using the quality-and cost-based selection method with 80:20 weighting for quality and cost respectively, following submission of simplified technical proposals. ADB will engage consulting services for TA in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time)
Responsible ADB Officer Daisuke Mizusawa
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure DevelopmentAmbrose Kireisirip1@solomon.com.sbP. O. Box 26, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 May 2009
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2009 to 03 Jul 2009
MRM -
Approval 21 Aug 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 11 Mar 2011

TA 7335-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Aug 2009 13 Oct 2009 13 Oct 2009 30 Jun 2010 15 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 21 Aug 2009 584,774.39
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Transport Sector Development Project Consultants' Reports Oct 2010

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