Kiribati: Road Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 44281-013

Summary

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.

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Procurement Documents

Title Document Date
Road Rehabilitation Project Dec 2013

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Project Name Road Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 44281-013
Country Kiribati
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2718-KIR: Road Rehabilitation Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 12.00 million
Loan: Road Rehabilitation Project
Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility US$ 12.79 million
World Bank US$ 26.97 million
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 of the end of January 2015, physical works are 28% completed (including materials on site) against 80% time elapsed. The contractor has mobilized additional resources to accelerate their production rate including ensuring health and safety risks are mitigated. The date for practical completion is likely to be December 2015.
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)

1. As at the February 2015 review mission - progress has been maintained with the following completed: 11.2km of kerbing, 3.1km of U-drains, 6.7km of asphalt surfacing on the main road and 1.6km of concrete paving on feeder roads. The main issue relates to underground services and that health and safety of the workforce is a key priority. This is being addressed by the Employer, Engineer and Contractor.

2. The procurement, inspection, technical and managerial reports related to the routine maintenance micro-enterprises have been finalized. The MPWU, the Engineer and the Contractor are reviewing the allocation of responsibilities for setup, training and supervision of the micro-enterprises.

3. The MPWU has improved significantly over the last 12 months with the recruitment of the MWPU Technical Advisor which is seen to have provided effective and efficient implementation support.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project EIA has been updated Revision 5 and is available. The Contractors Environmental Management Plan is routinely being monitored.
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation On-going consultations are being conducted with relevant stakeholders 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 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 DevelopmentNEPO-POLICY@YAHOO.COMP.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 19 Mar 2015

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 45.45 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 5.69 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 39.76 - 0.00 0.00 %

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 57.45 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 12.00 10 Dec 2010 9.52 0.00 84%
Counterpart 5.69 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 39.76 10 Dec 2010 8.53 0.00 76%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
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

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