Interisland Shipping Support Project

Date: November 2011
Document Type: Reports and Recommendations of the President
Project Number: 42392-013

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Report and recommendation of the President describing terms and conditions proposed for the Interisland Shipping Support Project in Vanuatu, for the approval of the Board of Directors of ADB.

The proposed project will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of interisland shipping services through provision of an integrated package of assistance. The project comprises two major components: (i) infrastructure investments in the capital of Port Vila and five outer islands, and (ii) shipping support and coordination schemes to catalyze the provision of services to remote noncommercial destinations using an output-based aid approach. The project will be complemented by associated technical assistance to improve sector governance through institutional strengthening and legal and regulatory reforms, and by project management services. The project and tecnical assistance activities will reinforce each other so that services to remote communities increase to self-sustaining levels.