Kiribati: Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 43072-012

Summary

The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will contribute to improved health and reduction of chronic water-borne illness and diseases amongst South Tarawa communities, particularly in the low income urban settlements through enhanced access to safe water and safe and effective sanitation. The PPTA will develop, through a process of intensive stakeholder engagement, a sanitation master plan, and associated sanitation investment plan for South Tarawa for the period from 2011 and will build Public Utilities Board (PUB) capacity to sustainably plan, develop, operate and maintain sanitation services in South Tarawa. Delivery of the project is envisaged to be through a sector loan modality with core and candidate subprojects selected from high priority components identified in the South Tarawa Sanitation Master Plan and the Draft Interim Water Master Plan for Tarawa in consultation with key stakeholders.

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Project Name Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Project
Project Number 43072-012
Country Kiribati
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7359-KIR: Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
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 policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will contribute to improved health and reduction of chronic water-borne illness and diseases amongst South Tarawa communities, particularly in the low income urban settlements through enhanced access to safe water and safe and effective sanitation. The PPTA will develop, through a process of intensive stakeholder engagement, a sanitation master plan, and associated sanitation investment plan for South Tarawa for the period from 2011 and will build Public Utilities Board (PUB) capacity to sustainably plan, develop, operate and maintain sanitation services in South Tarawa. Delivery of the project is envisaged to be through a sector loan modality with core and candidate subprojects selected from high priority components identified in the South Tarawa Sanitation Master Plan and the Draft Interim Water Master Plan for Tarawa in consultation with key stakeholders.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PPTA supports 1 of the 3 areas of assistance articulated in the Kiribati Country Partnership Strategy 2010-2014 (CPS) - improved access to, and delivery of, sustainable infrastructure services. The ensuing investment project is identified for approval in 2012 in the CPS indicative assistance pipeline. The PPTA is consistent with the Kiribati Development Plan (KDP) 2008-2011 directly addressing the health strategy to "minimize the child mortality rate" and "improve and expand the quantity and supply of groundwater". The PPTA is fully consistent with the National Sanitation Policy (approved by the Cabinet on 5 November 2010) and directly supports the delivery of objectives and activities identified in the National Sanitation Implementation Plan.
Impact The PPTA will contribute to improved health and reduction of chronic water-borne illness and diseases amongst South Tarawa communities, particularly in the low income urban settlements.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the PPTA will be an agreed Project design to enhance access to safe water and safe and effective sanitation.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The PPTA will be implemented in 3 phases: (i)Phase 1: Inception; (ii) Phase 2: Detailed review of Constraints and Opprortunities in Water and Sanitation in Tarawa; and (iii) Phase 3: Development of an Investment Project.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Republic of Kiribati.
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 Consultants (Fraser Thomas Partners (Ltd.) commenced services on 19 April 2011.
Responsible ADB Officer Allison Woodruff
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Economic DevelopmentP.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa
Kiribati
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 28 Jul 2009 to 04 Aug 2009
MRM -
Approval 01 Oct 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 14 Dec 2011

TA 7359-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Oct 2009 22 Dec 2010 22 Dec 2010 28 Feb 2011 30 Nov 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 01 Oct 2009 1,252,765.78

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