Kiribati: Road Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 44281-013 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is supporting a project in Kiribati that will upgrade the road network in South Tarawa, a series of islets located along the southern rim of Tarawa Atoll. The project will rehabilitate 32.5 kilometers of main road and 10 km of feeder roads. It will also train and equip community-based enterprises for road maintenance.

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Project Name Road Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 44281-013
Country Kiribati
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan

Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Road Rehabilitation Project
Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility US$ 4.61 million
World Bank US$ 16.00 million
Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility US$ 1.18 million
Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility US$ 7.00 million
Loan 2718-KIR: Road Rehabilitation Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 12.00 million
Grant 0470-KIR: Road Rehabilitation Project - Additional Financing
Asian Development Fund US$ 2.40 million
Grant: Road Rehabilitation Project
World Bank US$ 4.00 million
World Bank US$ 6.00 million
World Bank US$ 970,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The physical outputs of the Project will be (i) the rehabilitation or upgrading of the road network in South Tarawa, and (ii) trained and equipped community-based enterprises for road maintenance. The project will rehabilitate 32.5 kilometers (km) of main road and 10 km of feeder roads on the atoll of South Tarawa. The Executing Agency is Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and the Implementing Agency is Ministry of Public Works and Utilities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The development priorities set out in the Kiribati Development Plan 2008-2011 are economic growth and poverty reduction, along with creating a sustainable environment, and better governance and infrastructure. The plan aligns with ADB's core specializations of infrastructure and environment, including climate change, under Strategy 2020 as well as its drivers of change - private sector development and good governance and capacity development. The Kiribati country partnership strategy 2010-2014 aims to support the government in three key plan areas - economic growth and poverty reduction, the environment, and infrastructure. Poverty reduction is to be achieved by promoting economic opportunities through more efficient public financial management and creating more and better access and delivery of sustainable infrastructure services.
Impact The socioeconomic conditions of the population of South Tarawa have improved.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome The population has sustainable access to a safe, well-maintained road network in South Tarawa.
Progress Toward Outcome As at February 2016 physical works are approximately 70% completed progress against 85% elapsed time. Progress since the last mission was hampered by equipment breakdown at the asphalt plant and delays due to wet weather. A opening ceremony was held on 29 February; however complete completion of the works is estimated to be done by June 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. The government rehabilitates and upgrades the road network on South

Tarawa.

2. Community-based enterprises have the capacity to maintain the road network.

3. The MPWU provides efficient implementation support.

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

Works are still well behind the original schedule with approximately 70% financial progress against 85% elapsed time. Progress since the last mission was hampered by equipment breakdown at the asphalt plant and delays due to wet weather. The current estimated contractual completion date is April 11, 2016, however this is expected to be extended into June 2016 with the instructed additional works in Betio and Bairiki. The Contractor, Engineer and GoK are aware that the maintenance component of the project is critical to ensure the sustainability of the road investment. This has progressed since the last mission, with the Contractor submitting a proposal detailing how they will implement the contractual requirements.

Project loan closing date is 31 August 2016; whereas the grant closing date is 28 February 2017.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project EMP has been updated to Revision 6. The EMP was been amended to include details of the additional alignment and notes that the road repairs will be undertaken within the confines of the existing kerb. The Contractors Environmental Management Plan is routinely being monitored. The IA provides monthly compliance reports and no major issues to date.
Involuntary Resettlement To the extent possible, the rehabilitated roads are designed for construction on the current road alignment and any resettlement or compensation for economic loss required will be undertaken in accordance with the updated resettlement plan. To date, compensation for loss of land and assets, has been paid for 96% of affected persons 326 in total. An escrow account has been established for compensation of the remaining 13 affected persons as and when the pending court cases are resolved and when affected persons are traced.
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 On-going consultations are being conducted with relevant stakeholders and communities about the project in general and specific issues as they arise (e.g. micro-enterprise). Project information widely publicized and contact information available for general queries.

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 09 Jul 2010
Fact Finding 12 Aug 2010 to 26 Aug 2010
MRM 22 Sep 2010
Approval 10 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0470-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2015 16 Feb 2016 01 Mar 2016 28 Feb 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.64 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.40 11 Dec 2015 2.32 0.00 96%
Counterpart 0.24 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2015 0.57 0.00 24%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 2718-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2010 17 Mar 2011 26 Aug 2011 30 Oct 2013 31 Aug 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 38.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 12.00 10 Dec 2010 9.76 0.00 86%
Counterpart 5.69 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 20.61 10 Dec 2010 9.54 0.00 84%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Rehabilitation Project - Additional Financing: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2015
Road Rehabilitation Project - Additional Financing: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2015
Road Rehabilitation Project - Additional Financing: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2015
Road Rehabilitation Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (For Year Ended 31 December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2015
Road Rehabilitation Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (For Year Ended 31 December 2013) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2014
Road Rehabilitation Project Procurement Plans Dec 2013
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Road Rehabilitation Project between Republic of Kiribati and Asian Development Bank dated 17 March 2011 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Mar 2011
Road Rehabilitation Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2010
Road Rehabilitation Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2010
Road Rehabilitation Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Nov 2010

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
Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-March 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2016
Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2016
Road Rehabilitation Project - Improvement of Main Betio-Buota Road, Temaiku Road, and Feeder Roads in Betio, Bairiki, and Bikenibeu: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-Jun 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Road Rehabilitation Project: Final Report on Compensation and Land Acquisition Processes Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-March 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Road Rehabilitation Project: Initial Environmental Examination - Betio-Buota Road, Temaiku Road and Feeder Roads Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Road Rehabilitation Project: Initial Environmental Examination for the Improvement of Main Betio-Buota Road, Temaiku Road, and Feeder Roads in Betio, Bairiki, Bikenibeu Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2013
Road Rehabilitation Project Resettlement Plans Apr 2013
Road Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Management Plan Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
Kiribati Road Rehabilitation Project Resettlement Plans Sep 2010
Road Rehabilitation Project Resettlement Frameworks Sep 2010
Road Rehabilitation Project Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Road Rehabilitation Project: Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010

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