Papua New Guinea: Maritime and Waterways Safety Project

Sovereign Project | 44375-013 Status: Active


ADB is helping Papua New Guinea enhance maritime safety and efficiency. The project will upgrade the country’s navigational aids network, make maritime safety information more readily available, and help develop maritime safety communities of practice. These improvements are expected to benefit remote, rural populations and boost local and international shipping and trade.

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Project Name Maritime and Waterways Safety Project
Project Number 44375-013
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2978-PNG: Maritime and Waterways Safety Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 41.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development - Water transport (non-urban)

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome PIU consultant team engaged and assisting the PIU to prepare procurement documents for procurement packages.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Bids closed for this package on 17, March 2016. Bid evaluation in progress. Expected Contract Award in Q2 2016.

to be assessed later

to be assessed later

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Proposed navaid installations and rehabilitation works will not result in any significant adverse environmental impact. All potential environmental impacts can be adequately mitigated and managed, and will be monitored. An environmental assessment and

review framework has been prepared for the project and an initial environmental examination, incorporating an environmental management and monitoring plan, has been prepared for the two sites (covering up to eight installations). The assessment procedures comply with ADB's

Safeguard Policy Statement requirements. The project is classified category B for environment.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project is expected to involve minor land acquisition but is unlikely to have displacement impacts, as most subprojects will be undertaken

in the sea and within the existing locations. New installations are mainly sited in the sea, on rocky headlands, or on other uninhabited coastal or foreshore sites. If any subprojects or activities involve minor land acquisition and resettlement impacts, resettlement plans will be

prepared according to the project's resettlement framework. The project's involuntary resettlement classification is

category B.

Indigenous Peoples Melanesians are the indigenous people of PNG and comprise the vast majority of its population. Disadvantaged and vulnerable groups exist in all parts of the country but are not defined by their ethnicity or tribal affiliation; rather, by their geographic location, education, and access to services. The project covers a wide geographic spread, and is not expected to have adverse impacts on or target any particular group. While a separate indigenous peoples' planning framework and plan are not needed or appropriate for the project, all subprojects will be implemented in a culturally appropriate and participatory manner. The project will implement a stakeholder consultation and participation strategy and a community engagement program to mobilize local communities in providing security and monitoring of infrastructure. Agreements with communities regarding use of local customary land or foreshore for subprojects, if needed, will be included in the resettlement planning documents for relevant subprojects. The project's classification is category C on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultation was undertaken at the central, provincial and community levels.
During Project Implementation A communication strategy and communication plan will be developed by PIU during the early implementation phase of the project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer David Hill
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA)
P.O Box 668, Port Moresby,
National Capital District, Papua New Guinea


Concept Clearance 18 Jul 2012
Fact Finding 01 Aug 2012 to 17 Aug 2012
MRM 10 Sep 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2978-PNG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2012 29 Jan 2013 24 May 2013 30 Sep 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 48.36 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 41.50 18 Dec 2012 4.76 0.00 13%
Counterpart 6.86 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2012 1.53 0.00 4%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -
Title Document Type Document Date
Solwara na Wara Sefti Projek: Projek Rekot Pepa Translated PDS Feb 2015
Project Agreement for Maritime and Waterways Safety Project Project/Program Agreement Jan 2013
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Maritime and Waterways Safety Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jan 2013
Maritime and Waterways Safety Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2012
Maritime and Waterways Safety Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2012
Maritime and Waterways Safety Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2012
Maritime and Waterways Safety Project Gender Action Plans Nov 2012

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
Maritime and Waterways Safety Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2015
Maritime and Waterways Safety Project Resettlement Frameworks Sep 2012
Maritime and Waterways Safety Project Resettlement Plans Sep 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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