|Project Name||Maritime Training Project (supplementary loan)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Education - Technical and vocational education and training
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objective is to upgrade the structures and training facilities of TMTI, to meet IMO training requirements and thereby remain on the IMO White List, ensuring that Tuvaluan seafarers will continue to be employed on foreign vessels. This objective will contribute significantly to the goal of poverty reduction on the outer islands of Tuvalu and improve the education and skills of Tuvaluan seafarers. The scope of the Project includes rehabilitating and extending training facilities at TMTI; upgrading the wharf facilities; improving and increasing staff accommodation; improving water, power, and communication services; and procuring specialized training equipment.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The general framework for ADB's country strategy for Tuvalu is spelled out in the Pacific Strategy (A Pacific Strategy for the New Millenium, 2000). It focuses on five broad strategic objectives by supporting (i) economic management, governance, and public sector reform, (ii) private sector development, (iii) promotion of a more active role for women in social, economic, and political spheres, (iv) sustainable environmental management, and (v) poverty reduction. The strategy aims to foster equitable growth through the Three Pillars of Growth of the ADB_s Poverty Strategy: good governance, inclusive social development, and pro-poor economic growth.
The medium-term development strategy (MTDS) for 1995-1998, with its amendment Tuvalu Vision 2015, was the basic Government strategy document, pending the formulation of a new MTDS. Of the five priority programs in the MTDS (i) public sector reforms, (ii) improvement of economic infrastructure, especially interisland shipping and telecommunication, (iii) Education For Life aimed at raising standards of education and training, (iv) encouragement of export-oriented business investment (while encouraging overseas employment), and (v) upgrading of human settlement, the first four area were reiterated in the State of the Nation Address in February 2002, and emphasis on greater self-reliance for the outer islands and reduction of poverty were included as Government's priorities.
To contribute to the sustained livelihood and well-being of the outer island communities where
primarily the old, the very young, and women live
|Description of Outcome||To ensure that Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (TMTI) and Marine Department meets the standards and requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in order to continue to provide basic training and more specialized refresher and upgrade courses to young trainees and active seafarers|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The project has been physically completed to assist TMTI to maintain its IMO recognition.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
a. Wharf extension, new staff houses, renovation of existing staff houses, rehabilitation of training facilities, extension of trainees accommodation
b. Specialized training equipment e.g., fire fighting and navigation
c. Increased water catchment and storage capacity
d. Improved telecommunication
|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. The loan account is now financially closed|
|Geographical Location||Amatuku Islet, Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu|
|Summary of Environmental and Social 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||Stakeholder consultations held during design of the original TMTI Loan 1921-TUV .|
|During Project Implementation||Ongoing stakeholder consultations maintained during during project implementation towards reaching project completion.|
|Consulting Services||Approximately 7 person-months of international consulting services were required for the project management unit and were estimated at US$177,000. Approximately 1.5 additional person-months of consulting services will be required to cover the extended period of construction supervision and necessary changes to some of the designs.|
|Procurement||Goods and services financed by ADB under the Project will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works have been tendered under international competitive bidding. Materials and equipment valued below $50,000 will be procured under direct purchase procedures. Funds from the supplementary loan will be used to finance part of the shortfall of the civil works contract. The received bids from the shortlisted firms for this ICB were all more than 100% above the appraisal estimates. The civil works contract will be offered for partial award to the lowest substantive responsive bidder for negotiations.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Goffeau, Alain|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji|
Ministry of Education and Sports
|Concept Clearance||07 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||08 Mar 2004 to 21 Mar 2004|
|MRM||16 Jun 2004|
|Approval||03 Aug 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||15 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||02 Sep 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Aug 2004||13 Aug 2004||13 Jan 2005||30 Jun 2006||31 Mar 2010||25 May 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||2.02||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||1.97||03 Aug 2004||2.02||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||03 Aug 2004||2.05||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
|Rating||Partly satisfactory||Satisfactory||-||Partly satisfactory||-||Satisfactory|
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