Solomon Islands: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program

Sovereign Project | 46499-002 Status: Active

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Project Name Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program
Project Number 46499-002
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3392-SOL: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 21.00 million
TA 9119-SOL: Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Government of Australia US$ 4.50 million
Grant: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program
Government of Australia US$ 23.35 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban roads and traffic management

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

Project Outcome

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

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The physical works component of the program will include wharf/road/airfields maintenance and rehabilitation works.

Environmental impacts are expected to be minimal and manageable provided the environmental management plans are properly implemented. This will be the fifth transport infrastructure to be implemented and the capacity of the project management unit in dealing with safeguards matters is improving.

Involuntary Resettlement It is not expected to involve significant resettlement impacts, as most subprojects will be existing infrastructures and the rehabilitation works will be undertaken within the existing right of way or on land owned by the government.
Indigenous Peoples Melanesians and Polynesians, who comprise vast majority of the country's population, are native people of Solomon Islands. The program is not expected to have adverse impact on or target any particular group. While separate indigenous peoples planning documents (IPPF/IPP) are not needed for the program, it will be ensured that all program components or subprojects will be implemented in a culturally appropriate and participatory manner to meet the needs of various people in the subproject area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project preparatory TA 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.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nissanka Salgado
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
PO Box 1213
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Timetable

Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 09 Feb 2015 to 18 Feb 2015
MRM 19 May 2015
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3392-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 May 2016 01 Jul 2016 - 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 55.45 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.00 27 May 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 34.45 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 May 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9119-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 May 2016 23 Jun 2016 23 Jun 2016 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 4,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,500,000.00 27 May 2016 0.00

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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