Tonga: Integrated Urban Development Sector Project Phase II

Sovereign Project | 42394-012

Summary

The Project will provide high priority urban infrastructure identified in the Nuku'alofa Urban Infrastructure Development Plan (UIDP) and will expand upon infrastructure development currently being undertaken in Nuku'alofa through the Nuku'alofa Reconstruction Project (NRP) and the Integrated Urban Development Sector Project (IUDSP).

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Project Name Integrated Urban Development Sector Project Phase II
Project Number 42394-012
Country Tonga
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7631-TON: Integrated Urban Development Sector Project Phase II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Project will provide high priority urban infrastructure identified in the Nuku'alofa Urban Infrastructure Development Plan (UIDP) and will expand upon infrastructure development currently being undertaken in Nuku'alofa through the Nuku'alofa Reconstruction Project (NRP) and the Integrated Urban Development Sector Project (IUDSP).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Nuku'alofa, Tonga's capital, has a population of 34,058 (34% of the national population) and is forecast to grow to 45,000 (or about 40% of Tonga's population) by 2030. Migration to Nuku'alofa from Tonga's outer islands is significant. Urban growth in Tonga is a relatively recent phenomenon and has not been matched by the provision of, or improvement in the delivery of, urban services. Living conditions for many of Nuku'alofa residents are deteriorating and demand for improved urban infrastructure is increasing.

Development pressure in Nuku'alofa is increasing due to population growth. The existing urban infrastructure is barely capable of meeting the demands from the current urban population. Upgrading of existing infrastructure is being undertaken through NRP and IUDSP. However, the scope of these projects is limited and do not meet all immediate infrastructure needs. Further investment in urban infrastructure is urgently required.

The Government's development aims and program are presented in Tonga's National Strategic Planning Framework (NSPF). NSPF specifically targets infrastructure development. The project is identified in ADB's 2007-- 2012 Tonga Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and the supports the implementation of NSPF including urban development. The Government has prepared a costed urban infrastructure development plan (UIDP) for Nuku'alofa covering water supply, sanitation, drainage, solid waste, roads and traffic, transport, electricity, telecommunications, site development, and environmental management.

Impact The living conditions of within Nuku'alofa have improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Nuku'alofa has effective, effecient and sustainable municipal services.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The Government coordinates and implements the Integrated Urban Development Project.

Municipal infrastructure is upgraded and well-maintained.

Urban planning and management of Nuku'alofa improves.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder workshops
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The total consultant input is estimated at 15.5 person-months, of which7 person-months will be from international consulting services and 8.5 person-months will be from national consulting services. The consultants will be recruited individually.

Consultants have been recruited and fielded. Completion reports have been submitted.

Responsible ADB Officer Maria Paniagua
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and National PlanningVuna Road
Nuku'alofa
Kingdom of Tonga
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Oct 2010
Fact Finding 17 May 2010 to 21 May 2010
MRM -
Approval 28 Oct 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

TA 7631-TON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Oct 2010 16 Dec 2010 16 Dec 2010 29 Apr 2011 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 370,000.00 28 Oct 2010 306,186.42

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