Solomon Islands: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program

Sovereign Project | 46499-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program
Project Number 46499-001
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8596-SOL: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 8596-SOL: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
TA 8596-SOL: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 76,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project preparatory TA (PPTA) will conduct consultations with potential stakeholders and beneficiaries, while encouraging participations of vulnerable groups, in remote rural and urban areas, through workshops on the social and poverty assessment and the environmental assessment to gauge the effectiveness of the program to improve their quality of life.
During Project Implementation A participation strategy, including identification of key issues affecting program implementation related to infrastructure design and implementation arrangements, community engagement, and effective achievement of poverty reduction objectives, will be developed. Based on the preparation strategy outlining recommendations prior to construction work, good relations will be established with contracted construction workers. The engagement of facilitators (either by the program implementation consultants or construction contractor) will be recommended to assist in drawing up community agreements, negotiate terms of employment (if any) and sale of aggregate (if appropriate); raise awareness of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS and environmental protection; and reduce the potential for conflict between communities and construction teams.

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Consulting Services

The PPTA will finance the services of 6 international consultants for a maximum total

period of 14.5 person-months for: (i) transport sector assessment and stakeholder analysis to

consider the applicability of program modality; (ii) program design through identification of

required actions to improve the national transport system, and (iii) institutional analysis of Ministry of Infrastructure Development

and a central project implementation unit (CPIU) and other stakeholders to identify required

actions for strengthening implementation capacity. About 5 months of intermittent counterpart

staff services will be provided by the executing agency (EA). Individual consultants will be

recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended

from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Sarosh Khan
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
PO Box 1213
Honiara, Solomon Islands


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 16 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2015

TA 8596-SOL

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2013 13 Jan 2014 13 Jan 2014 11 Jul 2014 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
626,000.00 0.00 50,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 676,500.00 16 Dec 2013 559,395.27

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