Tuvalu: Maritime Training Project

Sovereign Project | 32407-013 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Goffeau, Alain Pacific Department Request for information
  • Tuvalu
  • Loan
  • Education
Project Name Maritime Training Project
Project Number 32407-013
Country Tuvalu
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1921-TUV: Maritime Training Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 1.84 million
TA 3942-TUV: Maritime Training Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 291,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The upgrading works to TMTI under the loan project has been completed. TMTI continues to meet IMO standards as was the objective of the project.

Training for the Marine Department has been completed but the desired competence level has been reached as initially expected.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All works under the project and the associated Technical assistance has been delivered. The physical works under the loan were completed in March 2010.
Geographical Location Amatuka islet, Tuvalu

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects This initial environmental examination has determined that the proposed upgrading of TMTI and extension of shipping services offices can be constructed and operated with no significant negative environmental and social impacts, and that environmental and social benefits should result from proper operation of the facilities. This Project can be classified as Category B (relatively small scale), not requiring an environmental impact assessment. Subject to the implementation of specified mitigation measures, the Project should be able to proceed without any significant negative effects.
Involuntary Resettlement No resettlement issues
Indigenous Peoples No issues
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Wide stakeholder consultations were carried out in the preparation of the Project. Tuvalu Overseas Seamen's Union, the Marine Department, Seafarer Agencies, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Marine Department were all consulted extensively. The Ministry of Education and Sports and staff at TMTI were directly involved in the Project design.
During Project Implementation Consultations were done during review missions and other consultattive visits to Tuvalu.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A civil engineer to undertake all tender procedures and work supervision will be needed on an intermittent basis over a period of two years for an approximate input of 5 person-months.

EOI were evaluated in June 2002 and shortlisted were invited to submit a simplified approach and methodology write-up. Tuvalu Government entered into negotiations with the first-ranked and contract for supervisory engineering work was signed on 24 January 2003.


The Project will encompass the following infrastructure:

(i) Wharf upgrade (wharf extension, wharf repairs), (ii) fire fighting simulator, (iii) tennis court repair and grading, (iv) water collection and storage facilities (water tank reservoir, extra water catchment facilities, upgrade ablution block) (v) building of two 65 square meter houses, two 100 square meter houses, (vi) repairs and upgrade of 1) classroom 2) dormitory 3) recreational hall 4) galley and mess 5) office, (vii) solar power back-up system, (viii) telecom system upgrade, equipment (steering simulator, aluminium boats, electric hoist, workshop equipment, fire protection equipment, sea survival suits, fire pump).

The civil works will be contracted out in one tender under International Competitive Bidding.

As of 11 June 2003 no advertisement for invitation of EOI had been issued.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Goffeau, Alain
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Sports
Olioliga Iosua
[email protected]
Private Mail Bag
Funafuti, Tuvalu


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

Loan 1921-TUV

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Oct 2002 13 Nov 2002 19 Feb 2003 30 Jun 2005 31 Mar 2010 25 May 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1.84 16 Oct 2002 1.87 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.46 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Oct 2002 1.90 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 3942-TUV

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Oct 2002 08 Nov 2002 08 Nov 2002 31 Dec 2005 31 Jul 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
291,000.00 0.00 52,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 343,000.00 16 Oct 2002 290,670.81

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Title Document Type Document Date
Maritime Training Project Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2011
Maritime Training Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Nov 2007
Maritime Training Project: Detailed Social Analysis (Supplementary Appendix) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2006
Maritime Training Project: Shipping Operations Specialist Report (Supplementary Appendix) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2006
Maritime Training Project: TMTI Educational Issues (Supplementary Appendix) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2006
Maritime Training Project: Initial Environmental Examination Report for Upgrading the Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (Supplementary Appendix) Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Nov 2006
Maritime Training Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2002
Maritime Training Project: Project Framework Design and Monitoring Frameworks

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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Tuvalu: Maritime Training Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

None currently available.