Fiji: Fiji Flood Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 46253-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Fiji Flood Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 46253-001
Country Fiji
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0286-FIJ: Flood Rehabilitation Project
Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome 100% Disbursement achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Awaiting Audit Report due May 2013.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Following the political crisis of 2006, ADB has followed a two stage approach to its reengagement with Fiji. In the first stage, ADB has continued operations ongoing as of December 2006 as it determined that the conditions to such continuation had been met. Stage two of reengagement preparation of a country partnership strategy and approval of new operations requires that certain specified conditions prevail. While Management considers that these conditions have yet to be met in full, the exigencies of the flooding situation in Fiji justify the proposed grant assistance from the APDRF on an exceptional basis. A similar exception was made for purposes of the Emergency Assistance Loan made by ADB to Fiji following the flood disaster in January 2009, as well the allocation of APDRF grant financing to the Government of Fiji in response to the January 2012 floods.
During Project Implementation

The Government of Fiji through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made specific appeals for emergency assistance to bilateral donors including the Governments of Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Although they are currently assessing additional responses, the New Zealand government already provided NZ$1,250,000; AusAID pledged support of A$1 million and made 350,000 water purification tablets, 3,240 tarpaulins, 3,000 water containers available for instant delivery as well as A$50,000 for the aerial survey allocation; United States Government will provide US$150,000; European Union provided euro 200,000. Anticipated support through these and other bilateral arrangements are focusing on emergency needs prioritized by the Government of Fiji. This includes: water supplies; purification tablets; hygiene packs; water containers; portable generators; tents and tarpaulins; tools; education packs; and various emergency health items.

These contributions however, will only cover part of the damage and losses incurred noting the estimate of damages to be around $40 million. Considering that significant additional assistance is under consideration by the international community, an allocation of $1 million from the APDRF is deemed appropriate. The contribution will augment government and development partner assistance for the basic needs of the impacted population, especially in relation to rehabilitation work and restoring of essential services. Coordination of relief efforts is being led by NEOC and the respective Divisional and District Emergency Operation Centers.

ADB has been in close contact with Fiji's National Disaster Management Office and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and has attended the Aid Coordination Meetings chaired by the NEOC.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Caroline Currie
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
P.O. Box 2212
Government Buildings
Suva, Fiji


Concept Clearance 16 Apr 2012
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Jan 2013

Grant 0286-FIJ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Apr 2012 19 Apr 2012 19 Apr 2012 19 Oct 2012 30 Nov 2012 28 Jul 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1.00 16 Apr 2012 1.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Apr 2012 1.00 0.00 100%

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