Solomon Islands: Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project

Sovereign Project | 48293-001 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Solomon Islands rebuild transport infrastructure damaged by flash floods in 2014. The project will help fund construction of vital infrastructure designed to be more resilient against disasters and other climate threats. It will restore bridges, stream crossings, culverts, and bridge approach roads.

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Project Name Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project
Project Number 48293-001
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0403-SOL: Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 6.61 million
Loan 3152-SOL: Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 6.61 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

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

The design and supervision consultant was fielded in April 2015.

Feasibility study and detailed engineering designs covering 19 damaged transport assets (sub projects) completed in December 2015. Climate proofing and disaster risk reduction measures have been incorporated in the designs.

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

8 sub projects were prioritized for reconstruction within available funding limits. Procurement of a civil works contract for 8 subprojects is ongoing. Bids requested in December 2015 and bid evaluation and contract negotiations complete. A contract award is expected in the second week of April 2016.

The works will be completed in 15 months by July 2017.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category B for environment. It is expected to have limited, site-specific, and in most cases temporary adverse impacts on the environment, which can be readily mitigated and managed under the environmental management plans (EMPs) included in the environmental assessment of each subproject. An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) has been prepared for the project and posted on ADB website. The EARF requires screening and assessment of each road segment in line with the Environment Act 1998, and for any additional elements to comply with the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement 2009 (SPS). During construction, environmental management will adopt the system now being implemented by the CPIU under the TSDP, whereby minor works are guided by either simple or developed EMPs, and major works associated with bridges will be subject to full EMPs based on environmental assessments and updated during detailed design. In line with ADB's Public Communications Policy 2011, all relevant environmental information will be made available in a timely manner and in a form and language understandable to affected people and other stakeholders. ADB will post the assessments on its website.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category B for land acquisition and involuntary resettlement. It is not expected to involve significant land acquisition and resettlement activities, because most of the infrastructure will be rehabilitated or reconstructed at current locations within the existing road corridor. However, civil works will require temporary land use or access during construction and this will be obtained through agreements with landowners or affected persons. A resettlement framework has been prepared describing the procedures for (i) screening of land acquisition and resettlement impacts; (ii) social impact assessment and preparation of a resettlement plan, if needed; and (iii) negotiations and agreements for land access. MID has endorsed the resettlement framework, which has been posted on ADB website.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples. Melanesians are the native people of Solomon Islands and comprise the vast majority of the population. The project is not expected to affect any distinct and vulnerable groups of indigenous peoples as defined under ADB's SPS. All project components will be implemented in a culturally appropriate and participatory manner.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The stakeholder communication strategy sets out the requirements for consultation and participation as prescribed in ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement (SPS) 2009 and Public Communications Policy (PCP) 2011, and it will be developed into a consultation and participation plan (CPP). The mechanism will be further detailed during project inception, and it will build, as appropriate, on the communications mechanisms developed and implemented by the central project implementation unit (CPIU) of the MID for ADB's ongoing Transport Sector Development Project. During feasibility study, in addition to smaller consultations as required with directly affected groups, there will be at least one well-informed and widely publicized public consultation event in respect of each of the subprojects.
During Project Implementation CPP will set out how MID through CPIU will conduct meaningful consultation with affected persons for subprojects. The meaningful consultations will begin during feasibility study and be continued through the detailed design and implementation process. The consultations will involve affected people, beneficiaries, other interested parties i.e. civil society groups and representatives of community organisations and government agencies. It is proposed to conduct public consultations both prior to feasibility study (assessments) and detailed design of subprojects and prior to and during the construction and reconstruction works. The consultations will focus on informing affected people details about each subproject, including what is being proposed, potential impacts from the activities and how CPIU proposes to mitigate and/or avoid the impacts.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer P.P.G.P.P. Indrawansa
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
PO Box 1213
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Jun 2014
Fact Finding 30 Jun 2014 to 04 Jul 2014
MRM 15 Jul 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0403-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Aug 2014 11 Sep 2014 09 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.97 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.61 13 Aug 2014 5.40 0.00 82%
Counterpart 2.36 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Aug 2014 0.55 0.00 8%

Loan 3152-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Aug 2014 11 Sep 2014 09 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.61 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.61 13 Aug 2014 5.19 0.00 87%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Aug 2014 0.03 0.00 1%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2016
Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project: Public Environmental Report Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project: Social Impact Assessment Report Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2014
Transport Sector Flood Recovery Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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