Palau: Sanitation Sector Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42439-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Sanitation Sector Development Project
Project Number 42439-012
Country Palau
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7382-PAL: Sanitation Sector Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome PARD is currently selecting a firm to develop a Sewerage master plan and ADB Investment feasibility study. Technical selection is complete. Financial assessment is underway. Mobilization is scheduled for August. Delays in starting TA implementation are being experienced due to the delay in starting the Palau Water Sector Improvement Program.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Republic of Palau

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were held with the Bureau of Public Works, Capital Infrastructure Projects Group, Sewerage Treatments Plant, Ministry of Finance, the Vice-President, and the project team designing the Babeldaob Water Supply Project.
During Project Implementation Community participatory consultations will be held to develop the National Sanitation Sector Plan and investment project. An international and national Community Awareness specialist is being engaged.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

International: international financial analyst (2.0 person-months); international sanitation engineer (5.0 person-months); international urban planning specialist (I.0 person-month); international geotechnical specialist (1.0 person-month); international sewerage economist (1.0 person-month); international poverty, social development and resettlement specialist (1.0 person-month); and, international environment specialist (1.0 person-month).

National: national sanitation engineer (4.0 person-months); national environment specialist (2.5 person-months); national community awareness and resettlement specialist (2.5 person-months); and national computer-aided drafting operator (3.0 person-months); and, national legislation specialist (1.0 person-month).

Recruitment of consultants ongoing.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Anthony Gill
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industries, and Commerce
Brian Melairei
P.O.Box 1471 Ngerulmud, Republic of Palau 96940


Concept Clearance 12 May 2009
Fact Finding 16 Feb 2009 to 20 Feb 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Dec 2009
Last PDS Update 23 Dec 2011

TA 7382-PAL

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Nov 2009 28 May 2010 28 May 2010 30 Sep 2011 29 Sep 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 770,000.00 20 Nov 2009 643,257.35

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