Tonga: Cyclone Ian Recovery Project

Sovereign Project | 48192-001 Status: Active

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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Procurement Documents

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 Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0389-TON: Cyclone Ian Recovery Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 4.52 million
Grant 0390-TON: Cyclone Ian Recovery Project
Government of New Zealand US$ 4.27 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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome An ADB mission was field during first 2 weeks of Februry 2015 to review and 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. Another three contracts for the second lot of 5 primary schools on Lifuka and Foa Islands were signed in June. All 10 Government Primary Schools + two mission primary schools have now been substantially completed and formally handed over to Government in February 2016. Ha'apai High School contract was awarded in December 2015 and works are progressing well and expected to be completed by end of April 2016. Under Component 1 the Power restoration works on Ha'apai using more disaster resilient methods have been completed by TPL and household connections are nearing completion. Under component 3 of the grant assistance, all asbestos from Ha'apai have been removed and carted to dump site in Tongatapu.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Electricity network restoration using climate-disaster proofing tactics have been completed

Reconstruction of 12 Primary schools have been completed and handed over to Government. Works at Ha'apai High School is expected to be completed by April/May 2016 and works on another 3 high schools will commence around May 2016.

Asbestos removal was successfully completed in 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 Staff

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 16 Mar 2016

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 3.65 0.00 81%
Counterpart 1.91 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 May 2014 3.28 0.00 73%

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 4.27 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 16 May 2014 0.00 4.14 97%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.27 16 May 2014 0.00 3.33 78%
Title Document Type Document Date
Cyclone Ian Recovery Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (17 September 2014-30 June 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2015
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

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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