Tonga: Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 42394-022

Summary

The Project will support the establishment of municipal government in Nuku'alofa and will provide high priority urban infrastructure identified in the Nuku'alofa Urban Infrastructure Development Plan (UIDP). The Project 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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Nuku’alofa Urban Development Sector Project Jan 2015

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Project Name Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project
Project Number 42394-022
Country Tonga
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0264-TON: Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 6.06 million
Grant 0265-TON: Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project
Australian Grant US$ 6.44 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Project will support the establishment of municipal government in Nuku'alofa and will provide high priority urban infrastructure identified in the Nuku'alofa Urban Infrastructure Development Plan (UIDP). The Project 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. Land for urban expansion of Nuku'alofa is limited to the peripheral agricultural and ecologically sensitive areas.

Impact The living conditions for Nuku'alofa urban population has improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Nuku'alofa residents have access to improved municipal services.
Progress Toward Outcome Overall progress is satisfactory and completion of works stands at 30%. With the commencement of the project implementation consultants mobilized on 22 September 2012 (following the promulgation of the National Spatial & Management Act on 21 September 2012, a total of 7 works and goods packages were procured between 2012-2014. Data collection for the Sanitation Master Plan for Nuku'alofa commenced in August 2013 and a report was prepared and approved by the project steering committee. A draft Strategic Development Plan for Nuku'alofa was prepared and circulated to relevant stakeholders for comments prior to finalization. Preparation of asset management plans for Tonga Water Board and Waste Authority Limited are expected to be initiated by Q3/Q4, 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Strengthened policy environment for delivery of urban services

Effective, efficient and sustainable water supply services in Nuku'alofa (core subproject) provided by TWB

Sustainable solid waste services in Nuku'alofa (core subproject provided by WAL)

Other municipal infrastructure is upgraded and well maintained.

Raised community awareness of municipal services

Effective project management services

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1a) Capacity analysis for the National Spatial Planning Management Authority completed.

b) A draft Strategic Development Plan report for Nuku'alofa & surrounding municipal areas has been prepared and circulated to relevant stakeholders for comments.

c) Revenue/tariff and financial management reviews of both Tonga Water Board (TWB) and Waste Authority Limited (WAL) completed final report to be produced.

d) Urban infrastructure asset management plans to be initiated in Q3/Q4 2015.

2a) Collection of assets data for preparation of EPANET model towards modelling of water supply network.

b) Bidding of civil works for rehabilitation and extension of borefields at Mataki'eua and Tongamai for design and construct of 4,000m3 reservoir closed on 18 March 2015.

3a) Construction of Cell 2 at Tapuhia Landfill commenced on October 2013 and construction completed on December 2014. Procurement of new plant and equipment such as wheeled loader, waste collection & septage trucks completed. Procurement of a new financial management package completed for WAL. b)Supply for water testing equipment completed.

4a) Nuku'alofa Sanitation Master Plan has been approved by the project steering committee (PSC) as a candidate subproject. Potential subprojects identified for further screening by the PSC.

5a)A consultation & participation plan in place. A computerized complaint mechanism is up and running at WAL by the end of 2014. TWB is expected to install a computerized complaint mechanism in 2015.

6a) All international and national consultants have been recruited.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The PMU have prepared the semi-annual safeguards report.
Involuntary Resettlement The updated resettlement plan for the core water subproject was approved and disclosed on ADB's website (August 2014). The extension of the TWB well field to include a further 12 new well sites and the regularization of 2 existing lease areas. Regularizing the lease areas will require acquisition of 2 areas of land with existing well infrastructure on individual allotments, (one with one existing well, and one with two existing wells). Construction of roads, power supply and monitoring cables will be within existing defined road easements that are clear of any agricultural or business activity. Access roads to each individual well site will be approximately 15 meters long and three meters wide. There will be no impact on, or interruption of, traffic or agricultural activity during construction.
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The total consultant input is estimated at 15.5 person-months, of which 7 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.
Responsible ADB Officer Grace King
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and National PlanningMINFIN@CANDW.TOVuna Road
Nuku'alofa
Kingdom of Tonga
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Oct 2010
Fact Finding 20 Jun 2011 to 24 Jun 2011
MRM 29 Jul 2011
Approval 17 Oct 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Mar 2015

Grant 0264-TON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2011 11 Jan 2012 10 Apr 2012 31 Dec 2017 31 Jan 2019 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.15 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.06 17 Oct 2011 3.86 0.00 64%
Counterpart 2.09 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Oct 2011 1.69 0.00 28%

Grant 0265-TON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2011 11 Jan 2012 10 Apr 2012 31 Dec 2017 31 Jan 2019 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.44 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Oct 2011 0.00 4.99 77%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 6.44 17 Oct 2011 0.00 1.69 26%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (October 2014-April 2015) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (April-September 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
Nuku’alofa Urban Development Sector Project (Core Subproject - Water Supply) Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (October 2013-March 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Nuku’alofa Urban Development Project (Core Subproject – Water Supply) Resettlement Plans Jan 2014
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Core Subproject 1 (Water Supply) (as of Board approval) Resettlement Planning Documents Dec 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Dec 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Water Supply Improvement Subproject (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Dec 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Solid Waste Improvement Subproject (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Dec 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Resettlement Framework (as of Board approval) Resettlement Planning Documents Dec 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Core Subproject 1 (Water Supply) Resettlement Planning Documents Aug 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Solid Waste Improvement Subproject: Solid Waste Household Collection Services and Landfill Operation Environmental Assessment and Measures Aug 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Water Supply Improvement Subproject - Water Supply Production Environmental Assessment and Measures Aug 2011
Nuku'alofa Urban Development Sector Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Planning Documents Aug 2011

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