Kiribati: South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project (formerly Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Project)

Sovereign Project | 43072-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Kiribati improve public health in South Tarawa, a series of islets along the southern rim of Tarawa Atoll. The project will improve sanitation infrastructure, sewerage and maintenance capacity, and public hygiene. It will help reduce waterborne diseases, including diarrhea in babies, which contribute to Kiribati having one of the highest infant mortality rates in the Pacific.

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Project Name South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project (formerly Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Project)
Project Number 43072-013
Country Kiribati
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2795-KIR: South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 7.56 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 - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project's is satisfactorily being implemented and ensuring the outcome is at the forefront. Community engagement campaign and sewer network infrastructure improvement works are running in parallel and project management is performing well. The ocean outfall civil works package is being tendered with a closing date of 20 April 2016. Contract award is expected in May/June 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Contract awarded on 31 August 2014 for the rehabilitation of the saltwater and sewer system is ongoing. The contractor has progressed cleaning of the saltwater system in Betio and has completed 9.3 km (90%) of the 10.2 km section. Other works include installation of 76 hydrants, and 54 saltwater valves.

The IA is considering alternatives to the sludge digestor and milliscreen approaches that have been assessed as complex, requiring high levels of maintenance, and related costs in adopting the proposed systems. The IA has indicated its desire for a more practical solution that reduces in operational complexities and enhances the long term reliability of the sewerage system and without any sacrifice in performance.

The on-site sanitation works have been tendered and are currently under evaluation.

The community engagement specialist is currently reviewing progress to date and re-formulating the remaining engagement and gender activities. This will also include the mid-term survey activity.

The project management arrangements have been satisfactory. The EA's fiduciary services unit has presented no issues; and the IA consulting firm is being monitored by the international Technical Advisor to facilitate efficient and effective project management on behalf of the IA.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects ICB01 Environment safeguard systems are in place with the updated IEE disclosed in August 2014. The BEIA and Contractor's EMP are also approved and compliance thereof is satisfactory as monitored through the up to date semi-annual safeguards reports. The BEIA for ICB02 was approved and disclosed on the ADB website in December 2015.
Involuntary Resettlement The updated RP was approved and disclosed in August 2014. The consultants Social Safeguard specialist issued a full report on the status of IR issues relevant to the project in April 2015 "South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project Social Safeguards Training". Progress is monitored closely through semi-annual safeguard reports. The recent report for July - December 2015 has been disclosed on ADB's website.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C. The people of South Tarawa are from a single ethnic group. There are no customary, cultural, economic, social, or political institutions that set South Tarawa apart from the rest of Kiribati society.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Project Management and Implementaiton Consultants commenced services on 16 July 2012.

Recruitment of Sanitation and Gender Community Mobilizers posted on 8 March 2013.

Procurement Detailed design and preparation of bid documents for the core sub-projects under preparation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jude Kohlhase
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
NEPO-POLICY@YAHOO.COM
P.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa
Kiribati

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0263-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2011 03 May 2012 01 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.97 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Oct 2011 0.00 9.98 72%
Counterpart 0.97 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Oct 2011 0.00 7.15 51%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0387-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 May 2014 26 Sep 2014 19 Nov 2014 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 14 May 2014 0.00 0.19 31%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 May 2014 0.00 0.10 16%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2795-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2011 03 May 2012 01 Jun 2012 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.56 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 7.56 17 Oct 2011 2.53 0.00 38%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Oct 2011 1.97 0.00 30%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Semiannual Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project - Replacement of Three Sewage Outfall Pipe and Diffuser Assemblies: Basic Environmental Impact Assessment Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2015
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Semiannual Safeguards Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Semiannual Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Betio, Bairiki, and Bikenibeu Sewer System Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Betio, Bairiki, and Bikenibeu Sewer System Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2011
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination (as of Board approval) Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2011
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jun 2011
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Ocean Outfalls Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Sewer System Rehabilitation Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2011
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Resettlement Framework (as of Board approval) Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2011
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2011
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project: Resettlement Plan (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
South Tarawa Sanitation Improvement Sector Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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