Tonga: Cyclone Ian Recovery Project

Sovereign Project | 48192-001 Status: Approved

Summary

ADB is helping Tonga reconstruct the electricity network and school facilities that were damaged by Cyclone Ian in January 2014. The project will upgrade the main electricity network in the Ha’apai islands to make it more resilient to extreme weather events and disasters. Most of the damaged schools will be rebuilt as well as climate- and disaster-proofed by the project.

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Title Date
Cyclone Ian Recovery Project May 2014

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Project Name Cyclone Ian Recovery Project
Project Number 48192-001
Country Tonga
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0389-TON: Cyclone Ian Recovery Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 4.52 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact More climate and disaster resilient electricity and education services provided to the people of Ha'apai
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Electricity supply restored and normal education services resumed at pre-Cyclone Ian levels for the people of Ha'apai
Progress Toward Outcome Initial progress had been slow due to a number of circumstances. However after the recruitment of the international architects in January 2015, an ADB mission was field in Februry 2015 to look at ways to accelerate implementation of schools reconstruction. Bids for 1st lot of 5 primary schools were invited in March 2015 and contracts award made in April 2015. The 3 selected contractors mobilized immediately after contract signning in May 2015. Construction of 2 primary schools is completed and the remaining 3 are expected to be completed in September 2015. Another three contracts for the second lot of 5 schools on Lifuka and Foa Islands were signed in June and works started at all sites by July 2015 and are expected to be completed before the end of the year. The remaining two mission primary schools are expected to be contracted in September 2015. Scoping of Haapai High School will be completed in September and bid in October 2015 with works to start in November 2015. Under Component 1 the Power restoration works are progressing well by TPL nearing 80% completion. Whilst under component 3 all asbestos from Ha'apai have been removed and carted to dump site in Tongatapu.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Ha'apai electricity network reconstructed and climate- and disaster-proofed.

School buildings reconstructed and climate- and disaster- proofed.

Removal of asbestos from damaged buildings.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Electricity restoration works is 8o% complete and all woks will be completed by November 2015.

Schools reconstruction progress as descriobed above.

Removal of asbestos has been completed and transported to Tongatapu for dumping in land fill in May 2015.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Vijay Narayan
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Vuna Road
Nuku'alofa
Kingdom of Tonga
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Mar 2014
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2014 to 21 Mar 2014
MRM 28 Mar 2014
Approval 16 May 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2015

Grant 0389-TON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 May 2014 25 Jun 2014 17 Sep 2014 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.43 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.52 16 May 2014 3.17 0.00 70%
Counterpart 1.91 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 May 2014 2.61 0.00 58%

Grant 0390-TON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 May 2014 25 Jun 2014 17 Sep 2014 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 16 May 2014 0.00 3.75 88%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 May 2014 0.00 2.40 56%
Title Document Type Document Date
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Cyclone Ian Recovery Project Grant Agreement Jun 2014
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Cyclone Ian Recovery Project Grant Agreement Jun 2014
Project Agreement for Cyclone Ian Recovery Project Project/Program Agreement Jun 2014
Cyclone Ian Recovery Project Reports and Recommendations of the President May 2014
Cyclone Ian Recovery Project Project/Program Administration Manual May 2014
Cyclone Ian Recovery Project Procurement Plans May 2014

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